Script Analysis, Week 2 Notes
Script Analysis, Week 2 Notes THEA 13000 01
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Date Created: 09/18/16
Death of Salesman: Stasis: Willy Loman is an unsuccessful salesman, who is delusional, Biff and Happy are home, Willy had mistress, conflict between Willy and Biff, Ben is dead and has been appearing to Willy Primary Event: Biff finds out about Willy’s Mistress, Biff comes home Point of Attack: Willy comes home early (“oh boy, oh boy”) Inciting Action: Biff says “I’ll stay.” Willy comes home and is talking to himself loudly—Biff and Happy wake up, Linda reveals Willy is suicidal—gas hose, car crash, Biff is staying home, is seeking work, Complications: Willy gets fired, Willy refusing Charley’s job offer, asking for loan, Biff finding out about mistress Obligatory Scene: Same as climax (in DOAS) Crisis: Same as climax in (DOAS) Climax: Biff tells Willy that his dream is phony Falling Action: Willy is dead (doesn’t occur on stage) New Stasis: Willy is dead, Linda has $, Biff lives his dream, Linda lives alone Complex plot: Reversal (change in fortune): Recognition (Change in knowledge): Willy finally understanding that his son loves him