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Examples based on the plays read and movies on the list -- in class.
NotesThe Poetics [page?]
Film & Video Directing (Spring 2004): textbook Grammar of the Film Language by Daniel Arijon
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Aristotle (The Poetics) divided six main dramatic (v. epic) principles in two cathegories: structure and texture. ( see 200/drama files )
The three under structure are Plot (Story, Action), Character (hero) and Idea (Message).
I. Play: Structural Points (Composition)http://script.vtheatre.net/5 -- writing
B. The inciting incident
C. Rising and falling dramatic action
D. Crisis Climax
II. The Playwright (Notice the spelling: “-wright” like a wheelwright or shipwright. The person is a playwright, and a playwright practices playwriting).
a. The scripted conversations of the characters.
b. Reveals character and plot.
2. Stage Directions
a. The playwright’s explanations and descriptions of what happens on stage.
b. Reveals action.
3. Structure (Narrative): Story
a. The way in which the playwright arranges the sequence of events.
b. Linear vs. Non-Linear (Star Wars and Fargo vs. Memento and Pulp Fiction)
a. The collection, research, and thought process stage.
b. Think of a sponge soaking up everything around it.
c. Germination of idea
i. Rough story line
ii. Decide on message
iii. Creates characters
iv. Envision stage moments
v. Decides on style of dialogue
vi. Brainstorms structure
2. Crafting or writing
a. Ways to begin:
iii. Improvisation with actors
a. The text is now in a 2nd draft by this point.
b. Staged Readings (Allows the playwright to see audience reaction in an informal environment).
c. First productions
i. The playwright typically works closely with the director.
ii. Re-writes during rehearsal
III. Production and Show
1. A company selects a playwright’s script.
2. The producer negotiates the performance rights for the play through the playwright or his agent.
3. The theatre company pays the royalty fees.
a. Based on:
i. Playwright’s name
ii. Whether the play is a one act, full length, or a musical.
iii. Professional and Amateur Rights
iv. Physical size of the theatre
v. Ticket prices
Lesson #60 or 90 min
1. review (previous class)
3. new key terms & definitions
4. viewing film segments
5. issues & topics
6. questions, discussion, analysis
7. in class work
9. improv & games
12. online, journals
* How the three of the structure categories interdependent?
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