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Greeks and Aristotle- what he thought a play wasPlotGoing from point a to point bCharacterSomeone who acts out the thoughtThoughtA themeDictionIntelligent dialogueMelodymusicSpectacleSomething extravagantImitationCatharsisIdea that a character learns something- major breakthroughReversalA complete switch upIdentificationTeaches something about human conditionEugene ScribeCritic and scholarChanged Aristotle's idealsAdded secret and took out musicWell made playThree actsheroSecretEnd of play everyone finds out secretFairytale World of the playGiven circumstancesFactsTime and placeRules and moresProtagonist- Hero (Batman)Not always goodAnti-hero: rooting for him but they are doing something morally wrongDifferent than the leadPerson we are following as audienceTrying to change world of the playSomeone who is trying to change somethingAntagonist- someone who is standing in the way of the protagonist (The Joker)Not always badAntagonist not the same as villainInciting incident (Little Red meeting the Wolf)What makes the day different than any otherWhat starts off the playHas to be within first 10 pages or first 10 minutesHas to be seen by us the audienceNeed to witness the event
Rising actionEvents that escalate the plot and move us toward the climaxClimaxThe moment of dramatic conflict between the protagonist and the antagonistHas to revolve around protagonistSecret revelationNot always a big dealResolutionThe aftermath“Beginning of the sequel”SecretSomething character is protectingEuropean secret vs american secretEuropean- A Dollhouse by Erik GibsonYou the audience find out the secret at beginning of playAmerican- Death of a Salesmanwe find out the secret the same time the other characters doRealism- popular form of story structureGives you the sense that the audience is in the room while events unfoldsNo supernatural elementsNo ghosts or spiritsCharacters molded by heredity and environmentCharacters who they are because of time and place they are livingClear exposition“You should have seen me the day I came out of jail”Natural dialogueconversationSecret is a cruxLetter gets revealed at endNo resolution of judgementsLeaves debate up to audienceALL MY SONS- accuses people of war profiteering after WWIIWorld of the playYear: 1947Place: suburbs of AmericaPost-WarOutdoorsMIA return frequentlyProtagonistChrisSecret- marry AnnieAntagonistWho is standing in Chris’ wayKateSecretJoe framed Annie’s Father HerbKate and Joe knowAnnie knows Larry diedInciting Incident

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