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Elements of short story and a play

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Elements of short story and a play

  1. 1. Recognizing Elements of a Short Story and a Play
  2. 2. Character(s) Setting Plot Themes
  3. 3. POVs Dialogs Stage Directions Acts & Scenes
  4. 4. POVs First Person Point of View(s) Third Person Omniscient F Third Person Limited To Tl
  5. 5. Dialogs Through which, the reader or audience learns what happens from what the characters say to one another.
  6. 6. Stage Directions These are notes included in plays to help readers or stage characters to picture the action. (setting, lighting, movements, sfx, etc.)
  7. 7. Acts and Scenes An act is a unit of action in a play while a scene a unit of action that takes place in a single time and place.
  8. 8. The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance. (Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen)
  9. 9. Most of us on the boat were accomplished, and were sure we would make good wives. We knew how to cook and sew. We knew how to serve tea and arrange flowers and sit quietly on our flat wide feet for hours, saying absolutely nothing of substance at all. (The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka)
  10. 10. When I try to analyze my own cravings, motives, actions and so forth, I surrender to a sort of retrospective imagination which feeds the analytic faculty with boundless alternatives and which causes each visualized route to fork and re-fork without end in the maddeningly complex prospect of my past. (Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov)
  11. 11. POVs Dialogs Stage Directions Acts & Scenes Character(s) Setting Plot Themes ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY AND A PLAY
  12. 12. TOUCH TELL
  13. 13. MECHANICS 1 2 3 Touch one object in the treasure chest and try to guess what it is. Describe the object first, then try to relate it in your or someone’s experiences which has something to do with Philippine myths and legends (superstitions). In no more than 60 seconds, you should have already shared a story to the class.
  14. 14. MYTH
  15. 15. Myths are specific accounts of gods or superhuman beings involved in extraordinary events or circumstances in a time that is unspecified but which is understood as existing apart from ordinary human experience. They are usually of unknown origin and at least partly traditional, that ostensibly relates actual events and that is especially associated with religious belief.
  16. 16. LEGEND
  17. 17. A legend is a semi-true story, which has been passed on from person to person and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates. It usually includes an element of truth, or is based on historic facts, but with 'mythical qualities'. Legends usually involve heroic characters or fantastic places and often encompass the spiritual beliefs of the culture in which they originate.
  18. 18. SUPER- STITION
  19. 19. Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events—such as astrology and certain aspects linked to religion, like omens, witchcraft, and prophecies, that contradict natural science. It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific unrelated prior events.
  20. 20. MYTH LEGEND SUPERSTITION
  21. 21. PLAYBACK THEATRE
  22. 22. A C T I N G A R E A DIRECTORS BLOCK ASSISTANT S T A N D B Y A C T O R S A U D I E N C E R O W
  23. 23. THANK YOU! 

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