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background image Study Guide Intro to Theatre (Chapter 6) The Art of Playwrighting: Root word, wright, means “one who builds” The playwright is “the primary artist” Playwright’s Life and Words: Copywright Playwright vs. screenwriter? Closed­Shop Unon­ (AKA union shop)­ a union in which all employees  must  belong and which the employer formally recognizes as their sole collective 
bargaining agent.
o Advantage­ employees can call a strike if their demands go unmet. Open­shop Union­ (disadvantage) membership is optional, so meaningful strikes 
are impossible. 
Playwrights have more freedom with what they write, vs. screenwriters. (And 
they love it!)
The Art of Playwriting: o Dialogue­ the unspoken text of the play, words a character says. o Stage Directions­ Notes that indicate physical movements of a character. o Parentheticals­ short descriptions of how a line of dialogue is to be performed. Playwright: o Author who tells a story Stage Directions: o Some are  implicit. o Ex) Line: “Come back here!” Actor has to exit. o Some are  explicit. Playwright tells the actors what to do directly. Ex) (Shouts at him, cries, etc.) Characters: o      Aristotle­ Character is the agent for the action. Speaks the dialogue, enacts stage  directions. Playwright­ creates a character for the plot to unfold. Actions o Events that change the status quo o What the characters do

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School: University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Department: Theatre
Course: Introduction to theatre
Professor: Clare Kiley
Term: Summer 2018
Tags: theatre and 121
Name: Chapter 6 Notes
Description: Notes on Chapter 6 on Playwrights for Intro to Theatre.
Uploaded: 12/07/2018
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School: University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Department: Theatre
Course: Introduction to theatre
Professor: Clare Kiley
Term: Summer 2018
Tags: theatre and 121
Name: Chapter 6 Notes
Description: Notes on Chapter 6 on Playwrights for Intro to Theatre.
Uploaded: 12/07/2018