Fusing a variety of influences (Aristotle, Stanislavsky, Kenneth Burke, and structuralism), this new text takes students through progressively complex levels of play reading in which they: respond to a first reading; gather information from the play (including given circumstances); interpret the characters and relate them to the conflict; and synthesize perceptions that have been revealed through analysis. Its central principle is that conflict is the essence of drama: the book lays out a systematic process for analyzing plays, relating each element to the conflict explored in each play.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: INTRODUCTION: THE WHY AND WHAT OF PLAY ANALYSIS Why Analyze a Play? What Is Analysis? Reading at Multiple Levels The Influence of Aristotle, Stanislavsky, and Others LEVEL ONE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS CHAPTER 1: THE FIRST READING Play Analysis Leads to "Doing" Techniques for a First Reading A Structural Concept of Comedy and Tragedy A First Reading of The Glass Menagerie Questions for a First Reading of Any Play LEVEL TWO: GATHERING INFORMATION CHAPTER 2: GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES Given Circumstances: Stated and Implied Accuracy and Given Circumstances Research Sources Backstory: Events and Relationships That Precede the Play Setting: The Play's When and Where Social Systems That Affect the Characters Cultural Norms Plays in Translation Plays in Fantastical Settings Plays Emphasize Different Given Circumstances Gathering Information on Given Circumstances in The Glass Menagerie Questions about Given Circumstances in Any Play Given Circumstance Index Cards CHAPTER 3: THEATRICAL CONTRACT Contracts vs. Conventions Presentational and Representational Contracts Realistic and Nonrealistic Contracts The Theatrical Contract in The Glass Menagerie Questions about the Theatrical Contract of Any Play LEVEL THREE: INTERPRETATION CHAPTER 4: CHARACTER Aspects of Characters Stage Directions as Character Information Language Informs Us about Character Dialogue Suggests Characters' Physical Actions Language Reveals Characters' Thought Processes Characters Evoke Conflict, and Conflict Reveals Character Character in The Glass Menagerie Questions About Character in Any Play CHAPTER 5: CONFLICT Concepts in Conflict Analysis Processes for Determining the Conflict Conflict in The Glass Menagerie Questions about the Conflict Resolution Structure in Any Play CHAPTER 6: CONFLICT ANALYSIS APPLIED TO A SCENE The Scene as a Unit of Conflict Conflict Analysis Applied to Scene 2 of The Glass Menagerie Conflict in Scene 2 of The Glass Menagerie Smaller Units: Actions and Beats Actions and Beats in The Glass Menagerie Questions about the Conflict-Resolution Structure in Any Scene CHAPTER 7: SUPPLEMENTAL RESEARCH Types of Supplemental Research Summary LEVEL FOUR: BRINGING IT TOGETHER CHAPTER 8: SYNTHESIS Conflict versus Theme Relating Other Elements to Conflict Questions about Synthesis in The Glass Menagerie Testing and Enriching Our Analysis through Outside Resources Conclusion Questions about Synthesis in any Play APPENDIX: ANALYZING SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET The Text of Hamlet The First Reading Given Circumstances Theatrical Contract Character, Language, and Thought Process Conflict Analysis Supplemental Research Synthesis How to Set Hamlet? APPENDIX 2: CHARACTER MAPS. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0072500328
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