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Define extrapolate
take something you know and apply it to something else
6 elements of a play
1.plot
2.character
3.thought
4.language
5.music
6.spectacle
Elements of Causal Plot
conflict
point of attack
exposition
inciting incident
rising action
climax
falling action
polar conditions
Point of Attack differences
early--EPISODIC (2 different tech. next to each other)shows large chunk of time, little exposition
late--CLIMACTIC short period of time, lots of exposition
3 types of situational structure and descrip.
Deepening revelation-Noh: reveal a truth (philosophical)
Mood-sanskrit:evoke rasa--mood
Condition- show absurdity of human condition
Poststructuralism
ANYTHING GOES- no one way to do things
Metatheatre
piece of theatre that acknowledges it is theatre
Levels of Characterization
Biological
Physical
Social
Psychological&Emotional
Ethical
Grouping of levels of characterization
external-biological, physical, social
internal-psy.&emotional, ethical
Means of creating thought
1.textual imagery(ex.cold, wearing coats)
2.expressive language
3.visual images(ex. birdcage)
4.direct expression by char.
5.plot (ex. men leave while women discover important things)
6.allusion-refer to something else to add cultural understanding)
Types of Language
1.prose-just talking (vernacular
2.verse-rythmic meter, stress pattern,maybe rhyming (elevated)
3.monologue-char. talks to another char. w/o interaction
4.soliloquy-char. talks to crowd alone
5.aside-char. talks to aud. to clue them in
Types of Figurative Language
1.metaphor-ex.my love's eyes are stars
2.simile-mylove's eyes are LIKE stars
3.hyperbole-exaggeration for effect
Contributions to Char. of Language
1.social class
2.region
3.intelligence
4.emotional state
What Language Can Establish
1.mood
2.environment of char.
3.quality of world
Effects of Music
1.increase emotional identification
2.express heightened emotion
3.interrupt emotional devel.
4.present ideas(esp.if lyrics)
5.create atmosphere
6.suggest info
Spectacle (and examples)
visual elements
ex. scenery, props, lighting,costumes, movement, masks
Dramatic Genres
Tragedy
classical
modern
Drama
heroic
domestic
Melodrama
Tragedy
-pessimistic view
-irratrievability
-unusually serious circumstances
-tragic hero/heroine
-ends unhappily
-magnitude