ELEMENTS of a PLAYHow the playwright communicates feelings and ideas.PLOT-What Happens? The structure of the play1. Exposition-Background information.2. Inciting Incident or Conflict-The event that’s sets in motion the action of the play.3. Rising Action-Complications and discoveries, which create conflict.4. Climax-Turning point of the plot, emotional intensity of play.5. Falling Action-Series of events following the climax.6. Denouement-“Unknotting” resolution of the conflicts.CHARACTER-Who Does it Happen to?a) Protagonist- main characterb) Antagonist- person, situation, or inner conflict in opposition
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Conflict, Narratology, Unknotting, Climax- Turning point, Exposition- Background information