THEA 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Glossary Of Video Game Terms, Dramatic Structure
Lecture #4: what is a play? pt 2. Theme: what the point of the story is, no set answer, is in the realm of literary thesis. Tone: overall mood/feeling of the play. Tone can be changed based off interpretation. Diction: the language of the play and the characters. Includes dialects, accents, speech impediments, slang, and even silences: in ection, tone of voice, enunciation, meter, rhythm, vulgarity, word choice. Dialogue: the actual text of the play, the conversation. Run by guideline, what people say, how they say it: inciting incidence = the event that incites the action, point of attack, exposition. Spectacle: noteworthy stage elements of drama. Something more dramatic in the modern era, like people ying, a chandelier dropping, etc. Back in aristotle"s age, generally was the gravity of seeing the dramatic scenarios played out on stage. Music (rhythm: obvious in a musical, but all plays have some kind of rhythm.