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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the elements of drama?
- How do I interpret the main idea of a scene?
- What are some techniques for inferring mood in drama?
- How can I interpret dialogue and nonverbal communication between characters?
- Who was Tennessee Williams, and what were some of his major works?
- Who was Arthur Miller, and what were some of his major works?
1. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism
Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.
2. Plot Elements in Drama: From Exposition to Resolution
Plays follow a predictable pattern that is referred to as their dramatic structure. In this lesson, you'll learn the five parts of dramatic structure, and you'll have the opportunity to test yourself at the end with a short quiz.
3. Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue
Plays have a definite structure that can include a prologue, acts, scenes, and an epilogue. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of those parts and how they fit together to form a play.
4. Interpreting the Main Idea and Purpose of a Scene
Essays usually have a stated main idea, but it's not as obvious in a play. In this lesson, you'll learn a technique that will help you determine the main idea and purpose of a dramatic scene.
5. Tennessee Williams: Biography, Works, and Style
This lesson provides insight into the life, work and style of one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tennessee Williams. His major works include 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'
6. A Streetcar Named Desire: Summary and Analysis
Learn about the controversial play 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' why it was so controversial, and why it is still considered a classic piece of American literature.
7. The Glass Menagerie: Summary and Analysis
Tennessee Williams' first big hit, 'The Glass Menagerie,' known as the memory play, fascinated audiences for its presentation of one man's vision of his past. This lesson will go into the basic plot of this story, as well as explore the major symbols and elements of style in the play.
8. Arthur Miller: Biography and Major Plays
In this lesson, we will talk about the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller. We will take a close look at his role in the American political scene of the 1950s and give insight into some of his most influential works.
9. Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Summary and Quotes
What's Arthur Miller's play 'The Crucible' all about? Witches! Communists! Allegories! It's the Red Scare of the McCarthy era as told through the metaphor of the Salem witch trials of colonial America.
10. Reading & Interpreting Dialogue from a Script or Play
Interpreting lines from a play means more than understanding the definitions of the words. In this lesson, you'll learn how to tap into the emotional content of lines and develop an interpretation.
11. The Use of Punctuation in Dramatic Dialogue
Playwrights use punctuation to tell their actors how to deliver their lines. In this lesson, you'll learn about three types of punctuation and the effects they have when used in dramatic dialogue.
12. Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama
Plays don't only contain the words the characters say; they also have stage directions. In this lesson, you'll learn how to distinguish stage directions from dialogue and what the most common directions mean.
13. Inferring Mood in Drama
When reading a play, the reader must figure out what the overall mood is using evidence found within the text. This lesson will teach you where to look in the script to find the clues to the mood.
14. Character Dialogue & Nonverbal Communication in a Drama
Characters in plays have two ways of communicating with the audience and each other. They can use verbal or nonverbal forms of communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about how both are used in drama.
15. Character Motivation in a Drama
Motivation is a term that applies to many aspects of life. In this lesson, you'll apply the term to literature and learn how motivation functions in a play.
16. Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedy & Plays
Learn about The Spanish Tragedy, and the different plays written by Thomas Kyd. Draw knowledge from a short biography about his life and times. Finally, quiz yourself to see how much you've learned about this preeminent author.
17. Death of a Salesman: Themes & Symbols
Arthur Miller includes several memorable symbols in ''Death of a Salesman,'' his play about the tragic life of Willy Loman. These symbols add additional layers of meaning to the narrative and often serve to underscore the play's main themes.
18. Death of a Salesman: Characters & Quotes
This lesson focuses on characters and significant quotations in Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman.' The play reveals the tragic story of Willy Loman, a traveling salesman.
19. Death of a Salesman: Setting & Genre
This lesson identifies the genre of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'. It also discusses the significance of the setting in Miller's tragic play about Willy Loman, a traveling salesman.
20. Death of a Salesman & The American Dream: Analysis & Criticism
Everyone wants to be admired and successful, but for the character Willy Loman, the American Dream seems impossible to reach. This lesson will help you understand the connections between the concept of the American Dream and Arthur Miller's 1949 play 'Death of a Salesman'.
21. Death of a Salesman Discussion Questions
In this lesson, we will have a look at some questions from Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. These questions are aimed at encouraging meaningful discussions about the play, and are arranged by topic.
22. Death of a Salesman Act 1 Summary
Arthur Miller's ''Death of a Salesman'' introduces audiences to Willy Loman, an aging salesman. In Act 1, Willy's mental and physical deterioration becomes clear as he interacts with his wife and sons.
23. Death of a Salesman Act 2 Summary
This lesson focuses on Act 2 of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'. Act 2 concerns Willy Loman's continuing decline and his inability to face reality.
24. Death of a Salesman Essay Topics
This lesson includes possible essay prompts for Arthur Miller's award-winning play, Death of a Salesman. These questions are organized by topic to assist teachers in developing lessons, or exams, for their students.
25. Literary Devices in Death of a Salesman
This lesson focuses on literary devices in 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller. These devices add texture and interest to the play, and they help the audience understand the significant ideas in how Miller presents in the tragic story of Willy Loman.
26. Monologues in Death of a Salesman
In the play, 'Death of a Salesman,' you might have noticed a few places where the person speaking seems to talk for a long time. Don't skip over these monologues - they contain insight into the characters. In this lesson, we'll look at three important monologues in this play.
27. Biff in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
In ''Death of a Salesman'' by Arthur Miller, Biff goes through a very intense and important change. Read on to find out who Biff is and why he is important in the play.
28. Willy in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
In 'Death of a Salesman,' the best way to get to know a character is to look at the important events from the play that include the character. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at Willy Loman and his actions throughout the play.
29. Charley in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
This lesson focuses on Charley, Willy Loman's neighbor in 'Death of a Salesman' by Arthur Miller. Charley is Willy's only friend, and he achieves the success that eludes Willy.
30. Bernard in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
This lesson analyzes Bernard in Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'. Bernard is a significant character because he has grown up next door to the Lomans; as a result, he is able to provide valuable insight into the family dynamics of the Loman household.
31. Happy in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
Willy Loman's youngest son Happy is a womanizer who inflates his fragile self-esteem by claiming success that he has not achieved. Despite his promises to change his life and please Willy, he cannot save him.
32. Ben in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
Willy Loman's brother Ben is a minor yet important character in Arthur Miller's ''Death of a Salesman.'' Ben represents success, something Willy desperately wants to achieve; he also is a force that propels Willy towards his end.
33. Linda in Death of a Salesman: Character Analysis
Linda, Willy Loman's wife in ''Death of a Salesman'' by Arthur Miller, might look like a typical housewife on the surface. However, she is the only person in the Loman family who is grounded in reality; all the rest relentlessly pursue the dream of success.
34. Literary Criticism of Death of a Salesman
Willie Loman's bone-tired. He's been a salesman all his life. The play ''Death of a Salesman'' by Arthur Miller shows Willie's descent into depression after a lifetime spent trying to charm others into smiling.
35. Betrayal in Death of a Salesman
The theme of betrayal in Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' is illustrated by several characters. Miller explores this theme in the characters' relationships with each other and with people from the past, as well as in Willy Loman's life as a traveling salesman.
36. A View From the Bridge: Summary & Setting
This lesson introduces Arthur Miller's play ''A View From the Bridge''. We will learn about its plot and setting while exploring connections with its cultural and historical context.
37. A View from the Bridge: Themes & Analysis
Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' describes the social problems encountered by both established and recent immigrants coming to America to seek work. Written in 1955, the play portrays issues relevant to today's culture.
38. A View from the Bridge: Characters & Quotes
In this lesson, we will learn about Arthur Miller's cast of characters in ''A View From the Bridge'' through the dialogue and quotes from the play. We will explore the gossip, hearsay, and stories the characters tell about each other.
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- Introduction to Literary Criticism: Help and Review
- The Writing Process for 10th Grade: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials in 10th Grade English: Help and Review
- Conventions in 10th Grade Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Elements of 10th Grade Grammar: Help and Review
- 10th Grade Grammar Usage: Help and Review
- Punctuation in 10th Grade Writing: Help and Review
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- Characteristics of Major Literary Movements