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Analyzing a Play. Determine the style of the play. The style can be divided into:. realistic. realistic plays center on characters and action that create an illusion of real life. .

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How to analyze a play

Analyzing

a

Play


How to analyze a play

Determine the style of the play.

The style can be divided into:


Realistic
realistic

realistic plays center on characters and action that create an illusion of real life.


How to analyze a play

The scenery looks like a real room and the actors respond in a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.


Non realistic
Non-realistic a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.

non-realistic plays contain characters, events, and scenery that are exaggerated to the extent that they depart from real life.


How to analyze a play

Next, determine the a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.form of the play. The form can be divided into :


Representational
representational a way that the audience recognizes as life-like. -

Are plays written with the “fourth wall”in mind


The fourth wall
The Fourth Wall a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.

Is the invisible wall that extends between stage and audience and that establishes the fourth side of the set.


How to analyze a play

In these plays, the actors a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.donot acknowledge the audience’s presence.


Presentational
presentational a way that the audience recognizes as life-like.

When the author recognizes the presence of the audience and directly presents the play to them.


How to analyze a play

Actors break the stage illusion by talking directly to the audience or by permitting the audience to see the theatrical devices being used.


How to analyze a play

The audience or by permitting the audience to see the theatrical devices being used.mood of the play will determine the emotions aroused in the spectators.


Tragedy
tragedy audience or by permitting the audience to see the theatrical devices being used.-

the audience watches the tragic hero struggle with a problem he is unable to solve.


How to analyze a play

Because of the depth of emotion, the audience experiences pity and terror, resulting in a catharsis


Catharsis
catharsis pity and terror, resulting in a

Is a purging of these emotions that uplifts the soul and leaves the spectator calm.


Comedy
Comedy pity and terror, resulting in a

the audience is invited to be amused or to laugh.



How to analyze a play

The audience enjoys the hero’s antics and minor catastrophes, knowing in the end, the hero will solve his/her problem successfully.


Serious drama
serious drama catastrophes, knowing in the end, the hero will solve his/her problem successfully.

is a term applied to those plays that treat their subject seriously and yet do not fall into the tragic division.


Melodrama
melodrama catastrophes, knowing in the end, the hero will solve his/her problem successfully.

its purpose is to arouse great suspense, excitement, and thrills to the audience..



How to analyze a play

The social problemstheme of the play encompasses a generally accepted truth of life.



How to analyze a play

Theme playunifies the character and story


How to analyze a play

It involves playconflict or struggle that is resolved in action which ultimately leads to a climax and a logical conclusion.


How to analyze a play

The playplotconsists of a series of incidents unified by the theme.


How to analyze a play

  • It involves playconflict or struggle that is resolved in action which ultimately leads to a climax and a logical conclusion.


How to analyze a play

The following is an outline of play

plot structure:


How to analyze a play



How to analyze a play


How to analyze a play

You should explain in your analysis who is the and his relationship to that play. protagonist and antagonist even if your character is not one of them