Play Analysis. An outline to analyze for technical elements. Initial Information to look for:. Name of the Play Period of the Play (When was it written? In what year does the story occur?) The Playwright Target Audience (Who was the play written for?)
An outline to analyze for technical elements
-Time and place the play was WRITTEN, and what was important~Major political figures ~Major world events ~Anything interesting that happened ~Do these events influence the play?
-Time and place the play is SET, and what was important ~Major political figures ~Major world events ~Anything interesting that happened ~Do these events influence the play?
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-Plot development (What happened during each scene?)
-Settings (Where did each scene take place?)
-Characters (Who did the audience encounter in each scene?)
-Motivation (What does this character truly want?)
-Fatal flaw or comic weakness (What is it about their personality that keeps them from getting what they want?)
-Character evolvement/changes (How do they change throughout the play?)
-What is their function in relation to protagonist?
-What is their function within the structure of play?
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