Shakespearean Drama

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Shakespearean Drama by Mind Map: Shakespearean Drama

1. BACKGROUND

1.1. MIDDLE AGE DRAMA

1.1.1. Focused on religious themes, teaching moral lessons, retelling Bible stories.

1.2. RENAISSANCE

1.2.1. Was about bringing back dramas (to perform) of ancient Greece & Rome.

1.3. PLAYS

1.3.1. COMEDIES

1.3.2. TRAGEDIES

1.4. New HISTORIES

1.4.1. From England´s earlier Monarchs

2. CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAGEDY

2.1. Idea that shows humans have to suffer, fail or die because of destiny, fate, or their flaws.

2.2. THEME

2.2.1. Focuses on fate, ambition, loss, defeat, death, impulse, love.

2.2.2. Sometimes more than one is shown... MACBETH

3. CHARACTERS

3.1. Tragic Hero (Protagonist)

3.1.1. Dies or fails because of a...

3.1.1.1. TRAGIC FLAW

3.1.2. High society

3.1.3. Has a bad judgement.

3.2. Antagonist

3.2.1. Opposing force

3.2.1.1. To the main character

3.2.2. Nature, society, another character (s)

3.3. Foil

3.3.1. Gives... to the tragedy

3.3.1.1. COMIC RELIEF

3.3.2. Eases down tension

3.3.3. Contrasting personality from another character.

4. PLOT

4.1. CONFLICT by the antagonist

4.1.1. Contribute to the DOWNFALL from the hero.

4.1.1.1. CATASTROPHE

4.1.1.2. TRAGIC RESOLUTION

5. DRAMATIC CONVENTIONS

5.1. DRAMA

5.1.1. ACTS

5.1.1.1. Shakespeare´s plays were always 5.

5.2. DIALOGUE

5.3. STAGE DIRECTIONS

5.3.1. Indicate setting

5.3.2. How characters should behave or speak

5.4. BLANK VERSE

5.4.1. IAMBIC PENTAMETER

5.4.1.1. Without the rhyming

5.4.2. 5 pairs of syllables per line.

5.5. MONOLOGUES

5.5.1. Speech by a single person to the audience.

5.5.2. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

5.5.3. Dresses to others on stage

5.6. SOLILOQUIES

5.6.1. Reveals a character´s thoughts

5.6.2. To be, or not to be- that is the question...

5.6.3. Usually alone on stage.

5.7. ASIDES

5.7.1. Pice of dialogue to the audience

5.7.2. Characters on stage don't hear it.

5.7.3. Reveal the character´s thoughts or confidences.

6. LITERARY DEVICES

6.1. ALLUSIONS

6.1.1. Brief

6.1.2. Reference to mythological or biblical reference.

6.1.2.1. "This place is like a Garden of Eden."

6.2. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

6.2.1. Metaphors

6.2.1.1. Not a literal meaning

6.2.1.1.1. -"You are my sunshine"

6.2.1.2. Used to express something else

6.2.2. Simile

6.2.2.1. Two unlike things are compared

6.2.2.1.1. -"He is as tall as a giraffe."

6.2.3. Personification

6.2.3.1. Give anything characteristics of a person

6.2.3.1.1. -"The flame of the candle danced in the dark"

6.2.4. Symbol

6.2.4.1. Object or reference that has a deeper meaning.

6.2.4.1.1. -An apple---> Snow white

6.2.4.1.2. -A heart---> Love

6.3. DRAMATIC IRONY

6.3.1. Audience aware of what will happen

6.3.1.1. -The couple falls in love

6.3.1.2. -Someone dies

6.3.2. Characters aren´t aware

6.4. FORESHADOWING

6.4.1. Gives an idea of what will happen next.