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1 Steps to the well made play
Dramatic Structure Steps to the well made play

2 Tragedy A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily.
Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes such as right and wrong justice and injustice life and death Tragedies pit human limitations against the larger forces of destiny.

3 Tragedy The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero pride is noble and in many ways admirable has a tragic flaw, a personal failing that leads to a tragic end rebelliousness jealousy

4 Exposition / Prologue Information that sets the scene.
A ghost wanders the stage. Something rotten in state of Denmark Information that sets the scene. We meet characters and become familiar with what has happened up to the beginning of the play. We are introduced to the plot.

5 Point of Attack / Inciting Incident
Hamlet's father has just been killed and his uncle, Claudius, has married his widowed mother. Hamlet suspects his uncle of having murdered his father, and here the story begins, with Hamlet's descent into madness based on the events that have taken place within his family. The conflict or problem of the play is introduced at the point of attack. The protagonist takes his first action against the conflict at the inciting incident. These can sometimes appear as the same event.

6 PERSON V.S SELF-internal conflict in the from of his conscience declining killing the king.
2- PERSON V.S SOCIETEY- Hamlet in his mind does not want to go against his morals and spoil the society view of him. 3- PERSON V.S PERSON- hamlet has issues with almost everyone! 4- PERSON V.S SUPERNATURAL- Hamlet is pressured by the ghost to revenge. 5-PERSON V.S FATE- Hamlet believes that he has to do what his father has said as if it is almost fate for him to kill uncle Claudius. Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop . . . between characters who want different things or the same thing between a character and his or her circumstances within a character who is torn by competing desires

7 Rising Action/Complication
The protagonist tries to find ways to solve or end the conflict (discovery), but the conflict continues due to another obstacle (reversal). The antagonist may set up blocks which prevent the conflict from being solved. The plot does not resolve the conflict.

8 Crisis / Climax The moment in the play when the conflict is addressed.
The protagonist either succeeds or fails but the conflict is ended. All moments of the play lead up to this point. Often it is the point of the most tension for the audience.

9 Falling Action or Denouement
The moments after the climax of the play where the plot resolved itself. Loose ends are tied up and the storylines other than the main plot are ended.

10 Denouement/ Epilogue 'Unknotting'. It is applied in both tragedy and comedy. Here the action ends in success or failure for the protagonist. In this position the conflicts are settled, every things are solved misunderstandings are cleared away. The final scene.



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