What are some alternatives to the playwright?
• Setting the tone
• The agenda
• The approach to be followed by the director
What questions must the creator or playwright ask and answer?
• The subject to be dramatized
• Who and what to focus on
What is the subject and verb of drama?
• The subject of theater is always people's
• The verb is: some form of action that defines them
What are the structural conventions placed upon a playwright?
• Limited Space
• Limited Time
• Strongly opposed forces
• A Balance of Forces
• Incentive and motivation
What are the essentials of dramatic structure?
• Plot, which is the arrangement of events or the selection and order of scenes in a play; plot in turn is based on a story; the scenes that are put together to make the story.
What are the differences between plot and story?
• A story is a full account of an event, or series of events, usually told in chronological order; a plot is a selection and arrangement of scenes taken from a story for presentation on stage
What are important hallmarks in creating a strong dramatic structure?
• The opening scene
• Obstacles and Complications
• Crisis and Climax
• Point of View
o The Dramatists
What is the definition of Point of View?
• Point of View begins when a dramatist, a director, or a performance artist takes a strong personal view of a subject, deciding that it is grave, heroic, or humorous.
• Point of view in drama can be adopted in drama consciously and deliberately.
What is the purpose of establishing a strong Point of View?
• It provides a key to understanding the entire experience; tells us how to interpret the words and actions of the characters we see onstage.