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Given CIrcumstances
The world of the play: the who, what, where, and when - the irrefutable facts. It is information that is needed to understand the story properly, and can be revealed orally, aurally, and visually.
Climax
The highest point of drama in a play
Objective
The goal a character pursues through action to satisfy a need.
Obstacles
That which stands in the way of a character fulfilling his/her needs.
Conflict
The opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces. In general, conflict within drama falls within one of four categories: man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. nature, man vs. God
Motivation
The inner need that drives the character into action in pursuit of an objective.
Action
What the character does to fulfill a need (best phrased as a specific active verb).
Beat
A unit of time in a script during which one objective is pursued
Subtext
Saying or doing one thing while meaning another
raise the stakes
to increase importance