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Unformatted text preview: to say. • Stageability: written so that it can be spoken effectively on the stage. • Flow : continual stream of information – a play must be continually saying something, doing something, moving forward. Depth of characterization Every character possesses an independence of intention, expression, and motivation – and they are sensible within the plays’ understanding of human psychology. Other important parts of great plays • Gravity : central theme is one of serious and lasting significance in humanity’s life. • Pertinence : play touches on current audience concerns, both of the moment and timeless. • Compression : playwright’s skill in condensing a story into a theatrical time frame. • Economy : skill in elimination/consolidating characters, events, locales in the service of compression. • Intensity : conveys that a moment of theatre is unique and revelations profound....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course THEATER 101 taught by Professor Gordonreinhart during the Spring '10 term at Boise State.
- Spring '10