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Midterm study guide - Midterm Exam Critical Terms Agon verbal sparing match between characters Anagnorisis/recognition recognition or passage from

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Midterm Exam Critical Terms Agon – verbal sparing match between characters Anagnorisis /recognition- recognition or passage from ignorance to awareness that is simple, or reciprocal, between two characters Antagonist- is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a happening who represents the opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend Arena stage- always 4 side seating Aside- a literary device in that an actor speaks to the audience Black Box Stage- 4-3-2-1 side seating, very intimate, closed room Catastrophe- he final resolution in a poem or narrative plot, which unravels the intrigue and brings the piece to a close, in tragedies, it may be the death of one or more main characters Catharsis- a Greek word meaning "purification", "cleansing" or "clarification." Character- 1. What does the playwright tell us in the stage directions? 2. What other characters say or what does the character say about himself/herself. 3. What are the relationships between the characters in the play? 4. What are the character s objectives? -First look for the character’s main objective. -objectives should be directed towards someone else, not one’s self. -Use this phrase to define the use of secondary objectives. i want to [verb] in order to [statement of purpose] Circumstance/Given circumstance- It is what the playwright literally gives the character he creates (age, appearance) Climactic structure- one quest, one plot line, late point of attack Climax- is a point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series Comedy- a satirical play Comedy of Manners- satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class, often represented by stock characters Complication- A complication is no more than a reversal in the action of the play, whether major or minor
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Conflict- A play should be a continuous battle between the main character's desires
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course DRAMA 120 taught by Professor Kable during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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Midterm study guide - Midterm Exam Critical Terms Agon verbal sparing match between characters Anagnorisis/recognition recognition or passage from

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