THTR Appreciation, Wk 3
THTR Appreciation, Wk 3 THTR 1003
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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 ● Protagonistmain character, drama revolves around them ● Antagonistchief opponent of protagonist ● Initiating incidentevent that sets the play’s action in motion ● Expositionbackground/backstory that audience must know in order to understand the plot ● Rising action movement toward climax ● Climaxpoint 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) ● Dialogueconvo b/t at least 2 ppl ● Soliloquytalking to audience ● Monologuetalking to someone who isn’t on stage/can’t hear them
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