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Aesthetic Drama: Basic Elements Lecture Objective: Define the (5) basic dramatic elements… plot, character, idea, language, and given circumstances
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Plot: Four Approaches Dramatic Structure Progressions Physical Action Psychological Action
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Plot: Dramatic Structure Aristotle’s Definition from Poetics (360-330 BCE): A tragedy or a comedy is "the imitation of action“ or "the arrangement of incidents” designed for performance. The structure of a “whole action” should include a clear beginning, middle, and end. Aristotle’s Plot Types: Simple Plot (Amber) Complex Plot (Shari) Episodic Plot Double Plot
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Plot: Dramatic Structure, Gustav Freytag’s Pyramid (1860s) Inciting Incident (Breach) Climax Falling Action (Redressive) Denouement (Reconciliation) Rising Action/Complications (Crisis/Redressive)
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Plot: Progressions beats units scenes acts
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Plot: Physical Action First (External) Plan (Konstantin Stanislavski) Actions: entrances, exits, physical activities, special skills, use of props
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course ENGL 284 taught by Professor Wray during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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