Talk:Temptation (play)

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In this space, you should discuss the creation of your article with your group and instructor. This is the conversation area. All text edits to the draft article should be made on the "user page". Happy editing! --Rburdette (talk) 19:44, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Team, I think you have a good layout and nice information--do you have enough notes? I think the idea is that every line should be footnoted, especially in the "themes and motifs" section, since you are presenting other people's ideas about the themes in the play. I do like you linking with the Faust legend. Can you tighten the plot summary at all? I know the play's plot is very involved, but I worry that the page will be flagged for having too much plot. Also, you will probably want a character overview section that explains each character and links him/her to the appropriate archetype in the Faust legend. Dr. Leigh — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drdvader21 (talkcontribs) 21:36, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Article review by User:GorillaWarfare[edit]

Nice article! This looks pretty solid. I do have a number of comments, however:

  • The article is completely missing a lead section. Please add one, following the suggestions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Theatre/Article Structure and WP:MOSLEAD.
  • The plot section should be broken into sections by act. I would also suggest shortening it a bit; it is important that plot sections do not dominate the entire article.
  • Check your citations in the plot section. Most of the citations are to page 16—does all this action really occur on just one page? Also, just a minor detail: "pp." is used when you are citing multiple pages.
  • I would suggest combining the "Characters" section with the plot section. Just insert the information there as prose in the plot section, and don't feel the need to mention the very minor characters.
  • Section headings should follow sentence capitalization, and get rid of the ampersands. For example, "Themes & Motifs" should be "Themes and motifs".
  • Don't have a section that is only one sentence long. The "Translation" section can be mentioned elsewhere.
  • I would add a "History" section. Check out Wikipedia:WikiProject Theatre/Article Structure for some advice.
  • You need some more wikilinks. For example, you never link to Faust in the article text.
  • Perhaps try to add an infobox. You'll want to use Template:Infobox play. I would suggest asking someone more experienced with Wikipedia (such as an online ambassador) for advice here, as the syntax and usage can be somewhat confusing for new users.
    • Great idea! I've added the Info Box template to your page should you choose to use it (if not, just simply delete the code for it). If you look at the code I've left in all the other parameters. Fill in those that you want to use and just leave the others (any that are left blank will simply not appear on the live page).--Rburdette (talk) 18:33, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Looks great, though! The citations look good, except for the potential issue in the plot section. I would suggest moving this to the mainspace soon. GorillaWarfare (talk) 16:40, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

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