Prologue to Drama

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Show Combines parts of every one of the three Literary Genres. LiteratureDrama can be anecdotal or factualIt can likewise be business or literaryDrama offers a considerable lot of the basic artistic components like plot, setting, portrayal, and dialogPoetryMany plays are composed in verse (for instance,

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Prologue to Drama http://www.mesastate.edu/schools/shss/fpa/theater/photogallery/trojan.htm

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Drama Combines parts of each of the three Literary Genres Literature Drama can be anecdotal or real It can likewise be business or scholarly Drama offers a hefty portion of the normal abstract components like plot, setting, portrayal, and exchange Poetry Many plays are composed in verse (for instance, "Oedipus Rex" and "Othello") Drama Its one of a kind trademark is that it is composed to be performed

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Three Major Characteristics of Drama 1. It has an immediate, quick effect Advantages: Simultaneous impressions happen Performance can be more expressive than a peruser's creative ability Disadvantages: Limited to one perspective—objective (sensational) Writers attempt to beat this by utilizing the monologue and the aside to fulfill what the omniscient perspective accomplishes in the short story sort

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2. Dramatization adequately orders the observer's consideration Advantage: The writer's energy stretches out amazing alone Disadvantage: The materials one can use in front of an audience are restricted

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3. The experience of watching a play is shared Advantage: Impact is escalated. Hindrances: There is a requirement for quickness, quick development of plot, and interludes

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Plays are intended to be seen. In any case, there are avocations for perusing a play It is ideal to know a few magnum opuses by understanding them than never to know them at all Reading permits more full utilization of the creative energy It permits one to learn at relaxation It considers survey It grants one to see the first aim of the writer without mediation by an executive

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Historical Moves In this class, we will cover five plays spreading over five periods Greek Drama (fifth Century B.C.) Elizabethan Drama (1500-1600) twentieth Century American dramatization (1916) twentieth Century Modern Realistic Drama (1949) Theater of the Absurd (1959)

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The History of Western Drama is Rooted in Ancient Greece A Greek theater on Mount Parnassus above Delphi http://www.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/tragedy_theater.html

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Greek Theater http://anarchon.tripod.com/indexGREEKTH.html Ancient Greek theater created as a feature of religious celebrations A "choric song" called the dithyramb was made in respect out of Dionysus, the divine force of wine and fruitfulness The psalm was sung by a chorale of 50 men Over time, Thespis, the principal on-screen character, included discourse between one on-screen character and the melody

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Thespis Added the main on-screen character to communicate with the dithyramb ensemble Called the performer the "hero" Is said to have performed in Athens in 534 B.C. The expression "artist," (doing with show or theater) originates from his name. At the point when the Dionysian celebrations changed to dramatization rivalries, Thespis was the principal victor

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Golden Age of Greece (480 - 338 BC) Featured 3 awesome deplorable playwrights: Aeschylus (525-456 BC) Sophocles (496-405 BC) Euripedes (480-407 BC)

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Aeschylus (around 484 B.C.) Changed the dithyramb into show Added a moment performing artist Added props and landscape Reduced the tune from 50 to 15 Sophocles Added a third on-screen character Changed the concentration from associations amongst people and the divine beings to collaborations between people Euripides Reflects current demeanors Writes about all genuine individuals, not simply sovereignty Plays have a sensible flavor

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Physical Conventions of Greek Theater Semi-roundabout levels of seats burrowed out of the slope Seated up to 17,000 onlookers Orchestra 60 ft. in distance across with sacrificial table at focus Place where the tune performed Performances happened in sunshine Chorus of 15 Sang and moved in light of the on-screen characters

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Forerunner of our divisions of plays into acts and scenes Function in recounting story: talks with fundamental character(s) once in a while remarks on the activity offers expressions of caution, guidance voices responses of onlookers Chorus

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Actors Maximum of 3 with talking parts Could twofold, triple their parts All male Wore covers Wore buskins Elevator boots to build stature

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Other Characteristics of Greek Drama: Some miserable endings Few or no frightful scenes in front of an audience Female parts played by men Simple stage props Religious in birthplace and soul Romantic love not essential Employed Aristotle's traditional solidarities

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Aristotle's Rules and Purpose for Ancient Drama Classical Unities Unity of time (activity must happen inside 24 hours) Unity of place (move makes put in one area) Unity of activity (single plot) Catharsis Socially adequate cleansing of feelings, for example, outrage, dread, or distress

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Two Main Types of Greek Drama with sub-types Tragedy Melodrama Comedy Farce

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Characteristics of Greek Tragedy Displays human enormity Emphasizes human flexibility Exposes the respectability of man Presents difficulties to the vision of human plausibility Adheres to Aristotle's established solidarities

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Characteristics of the Tragic Hero Overpowering individual Usually named in the play's title Judged by good models Isolated Lofty and honorable Has a grievous defect

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A sub-sort of Tragedy Attempts to stimulate sentiments of dread and pity Uses rough means Oversimplified struggle Emphasis on plot Good triumphs over malice Happy closure Usually dreamer Melodrama

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Characteristics of Comedy Emphasizes regularity of the gathering Protagonist has a tendency to be a sort Protagonist is judged by social benchmarks Plots are more averse to have natural solidarity Usually glad completion

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A sub-classification of Comedy Aims at hazardous chuckling Crude means Violent, typically physical clashes Emphasis on plot, far-fetched circumstances, happenstance Coarse mind, reasonable jokes, physical activity Usually idealist Farce

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This finishes the initial discourse of show

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