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THTR Appreciation, Wk 3

by: Lexie Barclay

THTR Appreciation, Wk 3 THTR 1003

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These notes will help you in writing your play.
Basic Course in the Arts: Theatre Appreciation 
Jenny McKnight
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lexie Barclay on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THTR 1003 at University of Arkansas taught by Jenny McKnight in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Basic Course in the Arts: Theatre Appreciation  in Theatre at University of Arkansas.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
THTR Notes  September 7, 2016    ● SUBJECT of theatre is always PEOPLE.  ● Dramatic characters    ● VERB if theatre is ACTION  ● Behavior of characters    CONFLICT:  ● Theatre NEEDS conflict  ● Arises from an action being stopped by  ○ A complication  ○ An obstacle  ● Without CONFLICT, there is no compelling reason for audience to keep watching    TERMS  ● Protagonist​­main character, drama revolves around them  ● Antagonist​­chief opponent of protagonist  ● Initiating incident​­event that sets the play’s action in motion  ● Exposition​­background/backstory that audience must know in order to understand the  plot  ● Rising action​ movement toward climax  ● Climax​­point at which conflict reaches a crisis  ○ Must be resolved either happily or tragically    WEDDING BELL BLUES (on blackboard)  ● Example of format for writing our plays    TERMS (cont’d)  ● ​Dialogue​­convo b/t ​at least 2 ppl  ● Soliloquy​­talking to audience  ● Monologue​­talking to someone who isn’t on stage/can’t hear them 


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