User talk:Greenmustach

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Again, welcome! -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

The Three Musketeers (musical)[edit]

Hi. Dunningham does not appear to be WP:Notable, and we do not normally list fight choreographers. Why don't you turn to some other articles? All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:03, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Steve Dunnington was the fight choreographer and stunt director of The Three Musketeers, a broadway show with more fighting and stunts than dancing. Thanks for your attention. Greenmustach
Dunnington does not appear to be a notable person, so we would not tend to name him. If you keep WP:edit warring, you may be blocked from Wikipedia. Instead, if you believe that Dunnington is a WP:NOTABLE person, you could write an article about him, using WP:Reliable sources. See also WP:BIO. Then we could add his name. For an example of an article about a choreographer, see Martha Graham. You could use that as a guide in how to write a biography article about an important artist. Let me know if you have any questions. -- Ssilvers (talk) 03:14, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I will follow up with reliable sources or a bio. I do have one say "Then we could add his name.". do you, Ssilvers, work for Wikipedia, or are you just an interested reader?

No one works for Wikipedia - we are all volunteers. There is an organization that runs the servers and does fundraising called WikiMedia. I contribute frequently to Wikipedia articles about musicals, and I have written or collaborated on several hundred articles on the subject. Here are some guidelines about what we usually include in musicals articles: WP:WikiProject Musical Theatre/Article Structure. If you read the material at the blue links I have given you above, it will help you. You can sign your name automatically by putting four tildes at the end of your messages, like this: ~~~~ -- Ssilvers (talk) 04:03, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Ssilvers, based on the guidelines that you pointed me to, and that are published as "WikiProject Musical Theatre/Article Structure" Steve Dunnington's inclusion in this article is definitely warranted. If puppets in Avenue Q are warranted and costumes in The Lion King are warranted, then certainly the sword fight choreographer in a show about swordsmen and their expertise is also warranted, whether it's a musical or a straight play. See below:

Other elements as required (e.g., Book, Design etc)

Like the two sections above, this section should contain information about significant production specific topics:

  • The puppets in Avenue Q
  • The costumes in The Lion King (musical)
  • The Audrey II puppets in Little Shop of Horrors (musical)
  • Audience interaction in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Description of social themes, as in Hair (musical)

Regards. -- Greenmustach (talk) 05:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

If you can find a source, like a review, that discusses how the swordfighting is an unusual feature of this musical, then we can describe the swordfighting as reflected in that source. -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

BTW. we should be having this conversation on the article's talk page, not here, so that other editors who are interested in the page can participate. I'm going to copy it over. -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:45, 16 May 2012 (UTC)