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Marshall - THE 112 - Class Notes - Week 3

School: Marshall University
Department: Theatre
Course: Theatre Appreciation
Professor: Leah Turley
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: intro to theater, Theate, theater, Vocabulary, STORY, plot, and character
Name: THE 112: Class Lecture Notes Week 3 (Story vs. Plot)
Description: The notes for this week in theater. Very helpful. Will pop up in the homework that is due on Sunday, helpful for the final.
Uploaded: 01/29/2018
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background image Week 3 Building the Script • Story: a chronological succession of events • Plot:  the events as they are ordered and connected BY THE AUTHOR  OF THE play •          Character - Static character - A character that remains the same.  A character may be comic because he will not change no matter what. - Dynamic character - A character that changes in some important  way. - Stock characters
- Iconic character 
- A character that represents an idea, 
•          Dramatic Character - Protagonist - The character whose intention drives the plot and  the character most likely to undergo a change. - Antagonist - character or force that opposes the protagonist.
- Minor or supporting character - Often provides support and 
illuminates the protagonist or the antagonist.  - Character actor.  An actor capable of playing a wide variety  of supporting and occasionally central roles. Gary Oldman is 
a character actor. Benedict Cumberbatch is a leading man. 
•          Protagonist Protagonist comes from the Latin root agon which means ordeal or  struggle—ask who is at the center of the action of the play.  The 
protagonist wants something. 
Whose choices are most important to the action of the play. The  antagonist wants to stop the protagonist. •          Protagonist/ Antagonist and Hero /Villain The hero and villain are defined by traits, not actions.
The protagonist and antagonist are defined by actions and can have
a wide variety of traits. The Villain wants something, and the hero wants to stop him from  getting it.  •          Dramatic Structure A play is like a shark.  It must keep moving or it dies.
background image •          Key Elements of a Dramatic Scene A goal/objective/obstacle for one or more characters
A negotiation or conflict over that goal
A treasure – something of value, physical or symbolic or conceptual 
(an idea), that one or more characters compete or argue over. A problem, crisis or conflict that gives the audience deeper insight  into the characters A moment of change for one or more characters •          Plays are Action Fueled by Conflict - Psychic conflict, a battle of the subconscious, passion and desire  vs duty, honor - Personal conflict, we are our own worst enemy
- Individual conflict, a faceoff between adversaries
- Social conflict, the individual against society
- Natural conflict, man against nature
- Supernatural conflict is a conflict with mythic, magical or 
extraterrestrial forces •          Story vs Plot - Plot is the sequence of actions chosen and arraigned by the author.
- Story is a narrative concept that the playwright uses to frame the 
plot and make sense of the actions in a larger context A late point of attack, plot begins in the middle of the story •          Types of Dramatic Structure, aka, ways of Telling a Story: - Climatic –  a stranger comes to town - Epic –  someone goes on a journey - Argument or Debate •          Freytag Pyramid

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School: Marshall University
Department: Theatre
Course: Theatre Appreciation
Professor: Leah Turley
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: intro to theater, Theate, theater, Vocabulary, STORY, plot, and character
Name: THE 112: Class Lecture Notes Week 3 (Story vs. Plot)
Description: The notes for this week in theater. Very helpful. Will pop up in the homework that is due on Sunday, helpful for the final.
Uploaded: 01/29/2018
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