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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The style can be divided into:
realistic plays center on characters and action that create an illusion of real life.
non-realistic plays contain characters, events, and scenery that are exaggerated to the extent that they depart from real life.
Are plays written with the “fourth wall”in mind
Is the invisible wall that extends between stage and audience and that establishes the fourth side of the set.
When the author recognizes the presence of the audience and directly presents the play to them.
the audience watches the tragic hero struggle with a problem he is unable to solve.
Is a purging of these emotions that uplifts the soul and leaves the spectator calm.
the audience is invited to be amused or to laugh.
is a term applied to those plays that treat their subject seriously and yet do not fall into the tragic division.
its purpose is to arouse great suspense, excitement, and thrills to the audience..