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Chapter 2 Theatre - Chapter 2 What is a Play Play what...

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Chapter 2: What is a Play?
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oWesternoAction fohorror odocumentaries-the first defined dramatic genre was tragedy and comedyotragedy= serioususually ends in a deathAristotle’s exampleOedipus, king of Thebes realizes his city is suffering because the killer of Laius is still on the lose and he has to et out and destroy him Tragic protagonists are always flawed in some wayProtagonistCarrier of the actionAntagonistOppose of the actionoComedy=humorousFull stage chases, mistaken identity, lovers hiding in closets or under tables, sexual puns, switched positions, clever disguises, misheard instructions, sheer physical buffooneryFarceHumorous playoTragicomedyTragedy that ends happilyoMelodramaA serious playDramaturgy: The Construction of Drama and Dramatic Performance-
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