Six Elements

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  • 1. Six Elements
    • 1. Plot
    • 2. Character
    • 3 Thought
    • 4. Diction
    • 5. Music
    • 6. Spectacle
  • 2. Plot
    •  Aristotle called this the "the life and soul of the drama."
    • Most important of six elements
    • "the arrangement of the incidents"
    • The plays plot consists of the selected incidences and their sequence
    • B eginning, middle and end
  • 3. Character
    •  "the agent for the action"
    • Makes the action possible
    • We recognize characters by what they do
      • Actors are the “doers” of the character's actions
  • 4. Thought
    •  Meaning of the play
    • The message
    • What is the universal truth of the play?
      • What is the message of a film or play you have seen?
  • 5. Diction
    • Order of the words
    • Vocabulary
      • Are you all right?
        • O'wite?
      • What's up?
        • Wassup?
  • 6. Music
    •  Everything we hear
    • S ound effects
    • Music
    • Actors voices
          • Leather shoes on the wooden stage
  • 7. Spectacle
    • What we see on stage
      • Least important to Aristotle for tragedy.
      • Do we need to see comedy?
  • 8. Can you apply the Six Elements?
    • 1. Plot
    • 2. Character
    • 3 Thought
    • 4. Diction
    • 5. Music
    • 6. Spectacle