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The Playwright

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Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University Of Connecticut
Course:
Dram 1101 - Introduction to the Theatre
Edition:
1

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DRAM 1101 1st Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Beginnings a Central characters foreshadowing tone style design world of the play plot and the major dramatic question II Climactic structure III Themes IV Endings Outline of Current Lecture I The role of the playwright II Dramatic Action III Qualities of a fine play IV Current American playwrights V The playwright s process a Dialogue b Conflict c Structure Current Lecture I The Role of the Playwright a Generates the text of the play i Arguably the most important figure in theatrical process ii Simultaneously the most peripheral 1 Often uninvolved in the final product b Both literary and nonliterary i The play is the text but the final form of a dramatic text is in performance ii Must consider the words that he chooses but also the theatrical elements 1 Costume lighting scenery music spectacle 2 Movement 3 Use of silence iii Script is the blueprint of the final product c Its core is action i Not description These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute II III IV ii Relies on an ordering of observable dramatizable events iii Playwriting is event writing d Creates dramatic action Dramatic action a Concerns what the characters do and why they do it b Two common ways to structure the events of a play recap i Chronologically 1 A linear cause effect relationship continuously ordered fashion 2 A K A climactic plot structure 3 Moves from point to point telling the story and forms the basic structure for much modern drama ii Non linear or discontinuous 1 A K A episodic plot structure 2 Can be found in plays that use theatrical conventions such as flashbacks time shifts and shifts in style dream sequences stream ofconsciousness etc Qualities of a fine play a The interaction of the following elements that also contribute to a play s meaning i Credibility and intrigue 1 Staged world is internally consistent and



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