ELEMENTS of a PLAY(1) - ELEMENTS of a PLAY How the playwright communicates feelings and ideas PLOT-What Happens The structure of the play 1 Exposition

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ELEMENTS of a PLAY How the playwright communicates feelings and ideas. PLOT -What Happens? The structure of the play 1. 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 character b) Antagonist- person, situation, or inner conflict in opposition
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  • Conflict, Narratology, Unknotting, Climax- Turning point, Exposition- Background information

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