KP2[1] - Key Points to Know from Reading 16-28 1 Elements...

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Key Points to Know from Reading 16-28 1. Elements of Drama (16-20) a. Plot i. Plot is the action of a drama. Plot implies that the action has a shape and form that will ultimately prove satisfying to the audience. ii. Generally, a carefully plotted play begins with exposition , an explanation of what happened before the play began and of how the characters arrived at their present situation. iii. The play then continues using suspense to build tension in the audience and in the characters and to develop further the pattern of rising action . The audience wonders what is going to happen and watches as certain questions implied by the drama are answered one by one. The action achieves its greatest tension as it moves to a point of climax , when a revelation is experienced. After the climax is a pattern of falling action as the drama reaches its conclusion. iv. Plot gives action a form that helps us understand elements of the drama in relation to one another.
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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KP2[1] - Key Points to Know from Reading 16-28 1 Elements...

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