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Who are the "readers" of a drama?
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  • private readers
  • professional readers:
  • directors
  • actors
  • producers
  • stage designers
  • scholars
  • critics          
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What are the different character conceptions?
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  • flat character → representing one idea/function 
  • round character → is a multidimensional, complex, more "natural" character
  • static character → does not change traits over the play, remains the same
  • dynamic character → changes traits over the play, develops
→ there is a tendency to make flat characters also static
→ round characters tend to be dynamic, they are often the protagonists, who change through experience, mature, develop
→ there can also be other constellations
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Different kinds of literature for the historical context
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  • political documents
  • artefacts
  • medical treatises
  • philosophical debates
  • text
  • advertisements
  • non-fictional texts
  • other works of art
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What is the secondary text?
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  • title
  • list of characters
  • stage directions
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What is the shakespearean theatre called and what were its advantages/ disadvantages?
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  • Globe theatre → apron stage
  • no roof → natural light → no lighting effects
  • close contact to the audience
  • few props, little scenery
  • no curtain
  • quick change of scenes
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What is the internal communication system in drama as performance?
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  • communication between characters: dialogue/ polylogue, monologue, soliloquy (breaking the 4th wall)
  • mixed forms: monologic dialogue (predominance of one speaker → power),  dialogic monologue (speaking to oneself, addressing higher powers, absent persons)
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What is the configuration of characters?
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  • " only" the co-presence of characters on stage
  • the configuration is usually related to the theme of the play, but sometimes in indirect ways (absences can be as telling as presences)
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What are the three aspects every literary character (should) combine? (drama and narrative)
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  • mimetic aspect → a character is an image of a real (or possible) person
  • thematic aspect → characters represent issues that occupy a society (every literary text is about something)
  • synthetic aspect → characters are artistic/ aesthetic creations by authors, and part of the fun of reading about /seeing characters is to understand how they have been written
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What does the constellation of characters mean?
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broadly what the play is about
→ all characters share some features but are distinct in others
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What is the main text?
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Characters' speeches
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Which are the mixed forms/genres?
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  • verse drama
  • dramatic monologue (dramatic poem)
  • closet drama (for reading)
  • ballad (shorter narrative poem)
  • epic theatre (narrative elements)
  • verse epic (long narrative poem)
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What are the major genres? (code)
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  • (lyrical) poetry
  • drama& theatre (text& performance)
  • prose narrative
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Q:
Who are the "readers" of a drama?
A:
  • private readers
  • professional readers:
  • directors
  • actors
  • producers
  • stage designers
  • scholars
  • critics          
Q:
What are the different character conceptions?
A:
  • flat character → representing one idea/function 
  • round character → is a multidimensional, complex, more "natural" character
  • static character → does not change traits over the play, remains the same
  • dynamic character → changes traits over the play, develops
→ there is a tendency to make flat characters also static
→ round characters tend to be dynamic, they are often the protagonists, who change through experience, mature, develop
→ there can also be other constellations
Q:
Different kinds of literature for the historical context
A:
  • political documents
  • artefacts
  • medical treatises
  • philosophical debates
  • text
  • advertisements
  • non-fictional texts
  • other works of art
Q:
What is the secondary text?
A:
  • title
  • list of characters
  • stage directions
Q:
What is the shakespearean theatre called and what were its advantages/ disadvantages?
A:
  • Globe theatre → apron stage
  • no roof → natural light → no lighting effects
  • close contact to the audience
  • few props, little scenery
  • no curtain
  • quick change of scenes
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Q:
What is the internal communication system in drama as performance?
A:
  • communication between characters: dialogue/ polylogue, monologue, soliloquy (breaking the 4th wall)
  • mixed forms: monologic dialogue (predominance of one speaker → power),  dialogic monologue (speaking to oneself, addressing higher powers, absent persons)
Q:
What is the configuration of characters?
A:
  • " only" the co-presence of characters on stage
  • the configuration is usually related to the theme of the play, but sometimes in indirect ways (absences can be as telling as presences)
Q:
What are the three aspects every literary character (should) combine? (drama and narrative)
A:
  • mimetic aspect → a character is an image of a real (or possible) person
  • thematic aspect → characters represent issues that occupy a society (every literary text is about something)
  • synthetic aspect → characters are artistic/ aesthetic creations by authors, and part of the fun of reading about /seeing characters is to understand how they have been written
Q:
What does the constellation of characters mean?
A:
broadly what the play is about
→ all characters share some features but are distinct in others
Q:
What is the main text?
A:
Characters' speeches
Q:
Which are the mixed forms/genres?
A:
  • verse drama
  • dramatic monologue (dramatic poem)
  • closet drama (for reading)
  • ballad (shorter narrative poem)
  • epic theatre (narrative elements)
  • verse epic (long narrative poem)
Q:
What are the major genres? (code)
A:
  • (lyrical) poetry
  • drama& theatre (text& performance)
  • prose narrative
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