TA 12 - 9/17/09 Playwriting A play is a blueprint for the...

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9/17/09 Playwriting A play is a blueprint for the production. It is a design which the director, actor and designers construct It is a written text often a story devised to be presented by actors on a stage before an audience History of playwriting: Aristotle and his six elements: Plot: Thought of as the story, the situation and events that give a reason for the characters to be there Protagonist: Often the main character and often the good guy but not always. He or she has a clear goal they want very badly Antagonist: Often the bad guy and is in direct conflict with the protagonist, they are an obstacle for the protagonist Thought: What is the idea and how is the idea expressed in the thoughts of the characters Diction: How are the characters thoughts presented through their words, type of speech reflects class, nationality, intelligence, wit, hopes, and dreams. How you talk tells a lot about the character. Melody: Rhythm of speech, playwright must be concerned with how words
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course TAR 103 taught by Professor Yarnelle during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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