thea 203PLAY CONSTRUCTION

thea 203PLAY CONSTRUCTION - PLAY CONSTRUCTION I Story and...

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PLAY CONSTRUCTION I. Story and Action A. Story involves everything covered by the characters on stage and off, during and before the play. 1. Exposition. 2. Offstage action. B. Action involves everything that happens on stage. 1. Play time = what is covered by the staged events. a. Doll’s House – 3 days. Day before Xmas, Xmas, day after Xmas. 1
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2. Story time = all that is referred to by the characters in the play. a. Doll’s House – includes all the expositional references to events preceding and following the play. II. A. Who are the main characters and how are they connected. What do they want? What are their goals? (Leads to conflicts.) B. What is the sequence of major events? C. What are the high points of emotion (climaxes), either serious or humorous? 1. Conflicts between characters. 2
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2. What characters learn. III. Parts of plays. A.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course THEA 203 taught by Professor Gallagher during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.

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