Writing about Plays

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Writing about Plays Plays z unlike other genres, plays are enacted live z script z performance z technical designer chooses sets, costumes, and lighting z director works with cast and crew to implement a particular vision of the play Elements of Drama z Plot and structure z Characters z Stage directions and setting z Imagery z Language z Theme
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Plot and structure z Narrative, a sequence of interrelated events z Account grounded in actual details of the text z Characters’ emotional conflicts z Psychological tension z Physical acts Plot and structure z Summarizing the plot z arranging its events chronologically z Many plays feature acts of recollection Structure z ABCDE formula z Action z Background z Development z Climax z Average play –entirely action z Information about background surfaces as characters talk z Repetition-organizational device z Most plays are divided into acts and scenes
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Characters z The desires of one character conflict with those of another z Protagonist – the main character
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course ENG 1302 taught by Professor Martak.moore during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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