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Guided Reading Questions for Chapter 3 1. The two primary tools of the playwright are dialogue and physical action 2. Non-linear play structure is when there are breaks in the chronology of the play with flash forwards or flash backs, or could be a change in style like Shakespeare’s work. Continuous linearity structure is when the play follows a strict time flow and chorological events. 3. Credibility is an audience given quality about the play. It is how the audience can feel that the characters are acting of there own self will and not doing a set of instructions. They need to act fluidily throughout the play as if they are fulfilling their human need. Intrigue is the quality of the play that draws the audience in and makes them wonder what is coming next. It gets their mind going and gets them involved in the play. 4. David Mamet. Chicago born playwright. Most of his works are based in
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Unformatted text preview: Chicago and he served some time as the artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. He hardly writes in complete sentences. Sexual Perversity in Chicago(1974) American Buffalo (1977) A Life in the Theatre (1977), and Glengarry Glen Ross (Pulitzer Prize 1984), Speed-the-Plow (1988 with Madonna in its premiere) Screenplays: Hannibal, Heist, and The Spanish Prisoner. Returned to Theatre: Oleanna (1992)Boston Marriage (2001) Dr. Faustus (2004) Romance (2005) two up coming plays in 2008: November (political comedy) and A Waitress in Yellowstone (first musical). He also has two books: True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor (1997) and Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama. Tony Kushner. Angels in America, two parts, both parts got Tony award and first part also got Pulitzer Prize. First part: Millenium Approaches. Second Part: Perestroika....
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