9-5 Theater the beginning

9-5 Theater the beginning - -Need scenes always leading up...

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Opening Questions: Q. What is the difference between script and text? Q. What are the vital parts of a play script? Q. How to play writes find inspiration for writing a script? Q. How do you analyze a play? Theater: The Beginning M UST HAVE 4 E LEMENTS I dea – to be communicated P erformer A udience S pace – any space; yard, arena The playwright is the written script for the performance – it is central to theatrical experience Script - Words on a page; Written dialogue/words (Dramatic Text) Text - All inclusive; it includes everything that a spectator experiences (lights, sets, effects, movement, expression, subtext, context) Auteur: the author of the playwright?
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P EOPLE Aristotle – plot elements Eugene Scribe – formula for a “well made play” T H E WELL MADE PLAY FOR MU LA I NSP IRED : Melodrama : always ends happy - Spectacular effects - Has some kind of moral Realism : same structure of “well made play” - No soliloquy - No aside ( - Everything has a reason why it’s said
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Unformatted text preview: -Need scenes always leading up to a climax Exposition : background information on character lives before you see them on stage-Time-Place-Inside incident Denouement – French for “unknot”-A final scene or cha[ter that explains mysteries and straightens out misunderstandings between characters and the author and reader. P LOT TYPES Climatic Plot : intensive-Masculine plot structure Episodic Plot : an extensive plot-Feminine plot structure-Numerous events-Series of climax’s Cyclic Plot structure : life is futile-came popular after WWII 6 E LE MEN TS – WHAT A PLAY M UST I NCLUDE ( CH 6) Plot, character, thought, diction, musical, spectacle Plot: Arrangement of Actions in a play-Showing, not telling-Action – every part must make a difference as a whole-Dramatic Action – relaying what may happen-Historical Narrative – what has already happened Character:...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course THET 110 taught by Professor Dail during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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