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Introduction to Play Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0072500328

ISBN-13: 9780072500325

Edition: 2005

Authors: Scott E. Walters, Cal Pritner

List price: $71.00
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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 (1) respond to a first reading, (2) gather information from the play (including given circumstances), (3) interpret the characters and relate them to the conflict, and (4) 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 details

List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396

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
First Impressions
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
Gathering Information
Given Circumstances Given Circumstances: Stated and Implie