Chapter 7 Lecture Drama�s Conventions

Chapter 7 Lecture Drama�s Conventions - THA 101...

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THA 101 Notes 04/04/08 Chapter 7 Lecture Drama’s Conventions (West) - Theatre in the West has really established a set of conventions (strategy to give out information for the audience to understand or enjoy the play). 1) Stage Directions – Normally in italics or parenthesis normally writing by the author but sometimes written by the stage manager. Better writers normally include their own directions. 2) Exposition – I need to be exposed to little pieces of the story. Writer exposes you to the who, what, and where. 3) Point of Attack – The writer kicks in the story. It is where the story really kicks up. Happens early in the play. Grabs the audience’s attention. 4) Complications – Writer complicates things. 5) Crisis – Turning point during the complications. Good writers understand the idea of when he should change things and have the crisis. 6) Climax – Highest moment of intensity in the play. 7)
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course THA 101 taught by Professor Gross during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

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