Six Elements

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Six Elements

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

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