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DRAM 1000 Midterm Study Guide Building Blocks of Dramatic Structure: 1. Plot 2. Action 3. Conflict 4. Antagonistic Force 5. Balance of Forces Director: The person who’s in charge of the production stylistically and artistically Aristotle: A Greek philosopher who broke down the parts of theatre in his book The Poetics . He concluded that there are two types of drama: tragedy and comedy. Criteria for criticism: 1. What was the playwright or production trying to do? 2. How well did they do it? 3. Was it worth doing? Prescriptive and Descriptive Criticism: 1. Descriptive: An attempt to describe as clearly and accurately as possible what is happening in a performance. 2. Perspective: The critic not only describes what has been done but offers advice and sometimes even insists on what should be done. The Stanislavsky System: A set of techniques used by actors to portray emotions on stage by putting themselves in the place of the character; A series of exercises designed to help the actor perfect the human instrument, and other special methods for actor improvement.
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