GUIDE TO PLAY ANALYSIS

GUIDE TO PLAY ANALYSIS - GUIDE TO PLAY ANALYSIS: What were...

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GUIDE TO PLAY ANALYSIS: What were your First Impressions of the play? The first impressions often offer keys to the play’s theatricality. 1) Sensory Impressions a. Colors, smells, sounds, etc. b. Emotional reactions 2) Imagistic Impressions a. Most vivid or memorable aspect of the play b. Recurring images, sounds, words, ideas c. Most memorable character 3) Thoughtful Impressions a. What happens in the play (summarize in one sentence) b. To whom does it happen (protagonist/antagonist) c. How does it happen (question of style) What is the Background or original context of the play? In order to explore a play for production or analysis, it is important to know something about its original context. 1) Author 2) Period in which the play was written 3) Sources for the play (historical, social, religious, cultural, mythic, etc.) 4) Assumptions, values, and beliefs of the audience for whom the play was written. What is the “Special World”
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