Page and Stage An Approach to Script Analysis

ISBN-10: 0205378226
ISBN-13: 9780205378227
Edition: 2004
List price: $71.20
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List price: $71.20
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The Dramatic Mode
The Nature of Drama: What Is a Play
The Art of Dramatic Art
The Dramatic in Dramatic Art
Mode vs. Medium
The Double-Edge of Drama: Actual Performance vs. Pretense
A Play Finally Defined
Tension as the Essence of the Dramatic
Script, Play and Audience
Four Guidelines for Analysis
Dramatist and Audience
Shared Tone
Drama and the Crowd
Drama as Both Aesthetic and Social Event
Drama's Dependence Upon Polarity
The Opacity-Transparency Principle
Histrionic Sensibility
Internal Probability
The Play as a Game
Progression of Audience Involvement
The Stage Medium
The Contextual Dimension of Drama: Spatial and Temporal Isolation
The Stage as Confined Space
Presentationalism vs. Representationalism
Fixed, Fluid and Floating Stages
Concentrated vs. Comprehensive Dramaturgy
Theatre of Illusion vs. Theatre of Communion
Fundamental Sources of Tension in Space
Further Sources of Tension
Tensions Deriving from Temporal Isolation
Tensions Among Characters
The Full Array of Potential Tensions
The Temporal Dimension of Drama
Progression in Time
Segmentation of Time: Formal and Organic
Shifting Tensions: Examples of Organic Segments
Phases of Dramatic Action
Form, Style And Meaning In Drama
Form and Style in the Drama
The Difference Between Form and Style
Structural Form vs. Tonal Form
Linear, Montage, and Circular Structures
Traditional Tonal Forms
Style and the World of the Play
Personal vs. Established Styles
Steps in Analysis
Vertical vs. Horizontal Analysis
Three Fundamental Questions
The Three Readings
The Final Analysis
Analysis for Directors and Actors
Analysis for Designers
A Few Last Words
Sample Analysis. “The Harmfulness of Tobacco”
Sample Analysis. “Tartuffe”
Sample Analysis. “Conduct of Life”
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