Podcast 5: Character
Podcast 5: Character Thea 103
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaitlyn Hamke on Tuesday September 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Thea 103 at Ball State University taught by Dr. Tyler Smith in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 36 views. For similar materials see Aesthetics in Theatre at Ball State University.
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Date Created: 09/29/15
Podcast 5 Character Aristotle quotCharacter is that which reveals moral purpose showing what kind of thing a man chooses or avoids Character is defined by action Simple vs Complex Characters Simple 0 One goal 0 One dimensional 0 Very clear role 0 Static characters typically 0 Serve the plot 0 Give heroes something to fight against 0 Introspective Complex 0 Lacks clear direction 0 Multiple personality traits o Willing and introspective 0 Can be somewhat changeable o Plausible changes Protagonist vs Antagonist Protagonist 0 Good guy hero or antihe ro 0 Typically the main character 0 Person going on a journey o Whose play is this 0 The answer to this question is usually the protagonist Antagonist 0 Bad guy best friend 0 Opposite of protagonist 0 Does n t always have to be another person 0 Time 0 Circumstance o Etc 0 Thing preventing protagonist from getting what they want Stereotype cha racters o Bimbo o Brawny ma n 0 Love struck characters 0 Plain characters 0 Quiet characters 0 Loose characters 0 Prudish characters 0 Meek characters 0 Headstrong characters 0 Conflict inducing and conflict avoiding characters 0 The geeky character 0 The bad boy character 0 The sexy character 0 The smart character 0 The comedic character 0 Hopeless romantic characters The Poetics Aristotle s Hierarchy o A way to think about ranking Plot 0 Event 0 Person doing things 0 Subject topic Don t look over characte rizationdescription