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Beyond the “Well-made Play” ENGL 2306 – Introduction to  Drama Friday, November 5, 2010
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“A type of play that rose to prominence in the  nineteenth century and that relied for its effect on  clever, casual plotting and a series of startling  discoveries or revelations rather than on subtleties  of character or language” (12 Plays  737). Includes Ibsen’s A Doll House  and, to some  extent, Miller’s Death of a Salesman . Freytag’s method of analysis works best with this  type of play. Well-made Play
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“A style of writing or acting meant to mimic closely  the patterns of ordinary life” (12 Plays  734). Often used synonymously with  realism . Just like  realism naturalism  achieved its initial  peak of popularity during the late nineteenth and  early twentieth century. Naturalism
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