By the end of this Learning Module you should be able to:
- Explain Aristotle’s six theatrical elements and how they contribute to or detract from bringing a story alive.
- Analyze play structure to identify important theatrical elements.
- Read through the Learning Material in this module and interact with the media as it is presented to you.
- Complete the Learning Activities listed within the module content
- View your classmates posts in the Canvas Discussions.
Read one of the following plays:
Key Terms and Concepts
- The Poetics
- Aristotle's Six Elements: Plot, Idea, Character, Language, Music, Spectacle
- Plot segments: Beginning, Middle, End
- Plot or Play Structure: Prologue/Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Denouement
- Inciting Incident
- Linear/Causal plot structures
- Five-Act play structure