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Three Act Structure

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Three Act Structure MCA 276

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Class notes from 3/3/16
Story Idea Development
Prof LaRosa
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rk18370p on Thursday March 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MCA 276 at Pace University taught by Prof LaRosa in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see Story Idea Development in Communication at Pace University.

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Date Created: 03/03/16
Three Act Structure  A story o Main story o Surface facts o Physical things you see or observe o External  B Story o Subtext o Emotional o Internal  Show vs Tell o Action shows change, growth, thoughts, or feelings o The sequence of actions show growth or the opposite of growth o Escalation/de-escalation  Main Elements o Main Characters  Name  Age  Demographic information o Main character goals  What do they want o Supporting characters  Relationship to main character o Setting  Where does it take place  What environmental forces are at work  “Story Logic”  Rules of the world in which we are  How does this world exist o Story setup  Introduce the characters o Inciting Incident  Where does the story start  Does one incident set off the character in pursuit of their goals o Declarative statement  Usually happens in the beginning  What you say won’t happen, does happen o Plot Point 1  End of act one  Takes story in new direction o Obstacles  Bring in more supporting characters o Rising Action/Progress o Complications/Higher Stakes o Plot Point 2  End of act two  Character gets what they want or don’t want  Further complications  End of A Story o Ending/Resolution  Ties up all story threads  Usually ending of B story


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