3.October.2007

3.October.2007 - Close Reading: Reading for: Sense of Plot,...

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Close Reading: Reading for: Sense of Plot, Story, and Theme. 1. Read to enjoy 2. Respond 3. Evaluate response: Where might these reactions arise from? What elements of the script? Evaluate the play for: Given Circumstances: Textual (overt) and Sub textual (between the lines) Like a detective working for clues. 1. Willing Suspension of Disbelief and Verisimilitude. a. Willing Suspension of Disbelief: i. Willingness of audience to buy into artwork or performance no matter how improbably in “real life”. ii. Willingness of audience to accept limitations of an art form in presenting its tale (limits of written word, stage) while still accepting/believing in work presented. iii. A choice on the part of the audience, sometimes conscious, sometimes not so conscious. b. Verisimilitude (“Very Similar Dude”) i. The appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability. ii. Elements of a performance or story that appear “real” to life of performance. iii. Not necessarily “real life” but believable enough for you to make the leap into the
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