THEA 103 Week 3 Lecture
THEA 103 Week 3 Lecture THEA 103
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Date Created: 10/01/15
THEA 103 9715 0 LABOR DAY so no class yay Class Notes 9915 0 Ranking plot tips on how to figure out the hierarchy 0 Hey I haven t seen Lion King yet what s it about I It s about event event event 0 It must be PLOT HEAVY 0 Lion King I It s about person does things 0 Character heavy o Forrest Gump I It s about subject topic 0 Thoughtthemeargument 0 WallE 0 Characterizing the elements 0 Language I Area language dialect diction etc o Spectacle I What it was to that day and age 0 Music I Beat rhythm mood I Uses I Is it driven towards a goal or episodic I Historical and cultural context 0 Character I Dynamic or static Stock character Multifaceted o Thoughttheme argument I What KIND of moralthoughtthemeargument is it I What are characteristics of the theme 0 Discussion about WHY certain elements are ranked in an order is more important than the order itself IDEAL TIMELINE FOR GROUP PROJECT 1 READ THE PLAY TOGETHER OUT LOUD a Have someone write down every question they can think of during the reading 2 BROAD RESEARCH a Which is required for the annotated bibliography MAKE A ROUGH DRAFT OR OUTLINE RESEARCH AND WRITE IT BY NOVEMBER 6TH BRAINSTORM ABOUT ADAPTATION a Location Era Culture b Scenes to be cut or included Storyline 0 Characters d Practical Considerations can it be staged 7 CONCEPTUAL PAPER 9W9 MEET DISCUSS WHAT YOU FIND DELEGATE PROJECT PIECES a Put the adaptation onto paper b What you wanna do 8 DIVIDE AND CONQUER THE PITCH 9 REHEARSE EVERY PART OK JUST DO IT Possible bonus points 0 Accuracy relevancy and thoroughness of the historical research 0 Clear relationship between original and the adaptation 0 Is it engaging entertaining and creative 0 Smooth presentation 0 Top voted group Perfect scores on all group work ten bonus points on individual work 0 Second place perfect score on group work 0 Best authored paper fifteen to individual work Class Notes 91115 Meet in the Library for Group Projects Podcast 3 Part 1 91315 0 Plot what happens in the play Cried and wanted to go back to sleep Sang terrible prince songs Cried over Feminism in horror films I No goal no central idea that s why it was a terrible play I Missing con ict boring without it 0 You need con ict for a play to be a thing according to Aristotle Chekov begs to differ o It drives the plot forward 0 We will want to know I How is it going to end I How did they get to where they are re ective o A Beginning middle and end 0 No closure if you just end it without 0 Con ict in Action 0 EVENTS physical things that happen I Dueling violence I Seduction I Love I EntrancesExits o REVELATIONS knowledge is gained or imparted I Scheming I Report of events by a messenger I Character realizes they fucked everything up I LUKE I AM YOUR FATHER I A secret or fact 0 Plot Points I Major events and revelations throughout a story 0 THEA 103 Greek Tragedy OOOO 0000000 0 0 Brother and sister monarchs not the gross kind Zeus promised they would never be defeated Persians show up 50000 strong Persians killed their dad Penetrate the city Kill their messenger Xerxes approaches them tell them he pretended to be Zeus way back when he told them theyd never be defeated Brother and sister walk off and die by suicide Hehheh The end 0 Choice amp Arrangement 0 0 Choose what plot points to include In what order plot points are 0 Climactic plot Aristotilean O 0 Quest for a goal Forward moving causeandeffect change of events I Logically and as a result of the event before it Plot begins late in the story I Late point of attack I Common in action movies 0 Don t see the villain at age 12 becoming a sociopath I And RomComs Tight Construction I Not a ton of people places or time Plot Driven I Spiderman Vs The Breakfast Club I The action carries the story I The characters exist to drive the plot not the other way around Aristotilean plot point structure 0 Exposition 0 series of events or revelations that communicate the necessary given circumstances I who s who I whats the status quo I Communicated through natural dialogue and action I Established the Normal world for the play 0 There needs to be more to the story or else nothing will happen 0 Inciting incident 0 Disrupts the normal world I Find central con ict I Find where con ict originated from 0 Can mix with the exposition o Rising Action 0 Meat of the play 0 This is the middle of the play 0 Obstacles mount and stakes are raised 0 Crisis 0 Stakes peak at their highest 0 Last thing that happens before the climax 0 Climax 0 Opposing forces collide 0 Resolution follows 0 DenoumentResolution 0 Falling action Romcom wedding Restoration of the normal world OR establishment of a new world 0 o o 0 Loose ends wrapped up 0 Episodic plot 0 Journey through experiences I Loosely constructed Exploration of a theme Cumulative impact of events I Everything adds up Plot begins early in the story Loose Construction I Lots of people places events More Character Driven I Independent movies I Forrest gump 0 Not all stories fall into specifically 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