5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- major dramatic question
- a The agents for the action
- b The speeches the characters say. The playwright's primary material.
- c - the question posed early on in the play and keeps the audience interested until it is answered at the plot's resolution.
- d What a character has to overcome to achieve their objective.
- e The plot is good versus evil. Star Wars is an example of melodrama
5 Multiple choice questions
- the stable situations at the beginning of a plot, before the dramatic question is asked.
- Where the arrangement of the plot presents flashbacks and subjective scenes other than chronological order.
- When an actor remembers how he or she felt in a similar situation in real life and substitutes that feeling for the character's emotional state during the performance of a role.
- A style of theatrical production and dramatic writing that imitates selected traits of the language and appearance of everyday life.
- genre associated with anarchic and unbelievable situations. The film Death at a Funeral is an example of a farce.
5 True/False questions
Poetics → Aristotle said that the plot was the "life and soul of the drama".
tragedy → - A serious play that makes you feel exhilarated because the hero's experience teaches you some profound truth about your life and affirms that your worst expectations about life are true.
Tragicomedy → - A serious play that makes you feel exhilarated because the hero's experience teaches you some profound truth about your life and affirms that your worst expectations about life are true.
inciting event → the part in the play when a change happens that inevitably leads to the answering of the dramatic question. Also known as the crisis.
Constantin Stanislavsky → The Russia n actor/director who developed a widely used system for analyzing a character.