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Date: Brave New World
Date: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Date: Their Eyes Were Watching G-d
Date: Frankenstein
Date: Oedipus Rex/Antigone
495-405 B.C.E.
Drama: Theatron
Physical theatre; "auditorium" where the audience sat
Drama: Orchestra
Circular area where chorus danced and sang
Drama: Skene
Building behind acting area for backdrop and most actor entrances
Drama: Parados
Open space on sides of the skene where the chorus and some actors entered orchestra
Drama: Dramatic irony
A situation in a play in which the audience knows something about what's going on that the character does not know or understand. The character unknowingly acts in a way we recognize to be inappropriate to the circumstances or expects the opposite of what we know is going to happen, or says something that anticipates the actual outcome but not in the way the character intends.
Drama: Violation
A violation of a higher law or basic moral principle, before the curtain rises. As a result, the world is thrown off balance on a large scale.
Drama: Complication
The hero believes he is taking active steps to resolution but is actually moving towards his own fate.
Drama: Reversal/Peripeteia
The hero sees that his world picture is not the way he thought it was, goes from good to bad. He sees his larger role in the story but still doesn't see his fate.
Drama: Recognition
The hero recognizes the full working of fate. His moment of discovery is one of disgrace. wisdom is gained in understanding the error that brought about the tragedy; it is the change from ignorance to knowledge.
Drama: Roles of Greek Chorus
Dancing and singing of lyric poetry
Conversing and interacting with main characters
Commenting on the action
Offering words of warning and unwanted advice
Voicing spectators' or larger society's reactions
Quote: Thinking about how people who think their whole town is the world and have less knowledge are happier.
Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein
Quote: Father thinking she can become more popular.
Narrator of Note to Sixth-Grade Self
Quote: "There is more than one way to starve."
Narrator of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Quote: "The moon and mirrors have one thing in common: you cannot see behind them."
Wolf Alice
Quote: "I think sometimes if I were only well enough to write a little it would help relieve the pain."
Narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper
Quote: "It is now free discussion time"
Rabbai Binder in The Conversion of the Jews
Quote: "Look, Oscar. If you're gonna jump, jump--and if you're not gonna jump, don't jump. But don't waste our time, willya?"
Fireman to Ozzie in The Conversion of the Jews
Beginning/End: "I feel fine, there's nothing wrong with me. I feel fine."
End of Hills Like White Elephants