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Unformatted text preview: Playwright • Playwright/dramatist: person who writes the script for a theater production • The playwright is responsible for: o Selecting the subject of a play o Deciding upon focus: by interpreting characters and events; then present them in a way that expresses the interpretation. o Establishing purpose o Creating a dramatic structure o Developing characters and establishing point of view • Every play has a purpose • A play can entertain, question, provide an escape, or inform • Playwright works with dialogue and action to display external expression of human existence • Effective play is defined by several qualities: o Credibility consistency of a play rather than its level of realism characters and actions must be believable as people o intrigue Plot, character, and theme can create intrigue in the form of suspense or by raising questions for the audience, causing them to wonder about the people of the play or an aspect of human existence....
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2010 for the course THEA 1331 taught by Professor Doran during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '08