Presentation on theme: "Warm-Up: Dramatic Literary Devices Collect handouts and copy these definitions: Chorus - character/narrator coming on stage and giving a prologue or explicit."— Presentation transcript:
Warm-Up: Dramatic Literary Devices Collect handouts and copy these definitions: Chorus - character/narrator coming on stage and giving a prologue or explicit background information or themes. Aside - Words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, but not "heard" by the other characters on stage during a play. Soliloquy - A speech delivered by a character while he/she is alone on stage. He/she is able to “talk to him/herself” by expressing his/her thoughts, mood, or opinion aloud Monologue – A long, uninterrupted speech made by a character on stage with other characters.
Monologue vs. Soliloquy Monologue Monologue Soliloquy One character Long, uninterrupted speech Everyone can hear it Contains a moral lesson or thematic message Occurs during or after a climatic event Only the audience can hear it Usually one character on stage Expresses inner thoughts and feelings
Aside vs. Soliloquy Aside Aside Soliloquy One character Only the audience can hear it Expresses inner thoughts and feelings Multiple actors on stage Brief; 1-2 lines Quick thoughts and decisions Creates irony, foreshadowing and subplots One character on stage Long, uninterrupted speech Character debates or reflects
Why do all of this stuff in a play? Remember the phrase form determines content? The form of a drama limits what can be done on stage in the given parameters. Consider how a play is different from a novel or movie.
Chorus Narrator Introduces, Comments, Connects themes and events Aside Brief Thoughts One Character Soli- loquy Long speech A Character’s Contemplation and Reflection Mono -logue Long speech Other characters and audience can hear it Adding Depth to a Play’s Plot
Homework and Reminders Tonight: Read Act One - Scene One. ▫Look for examples of the literary devices we learned today. Thurs., April 16 th : Journal Check #3 ▫20 bullet point entries or 10 paragraphs – since 3/11/15 = 60 bullet point entries or 30 paragraphs total. Fri., April 17 th : Act 1 & 2 Quiz ▫Dramatic literary devices from this week Questions?