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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.
- Spring '07