Strategies of Drama: The Experience of Form

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STRATEGIES OF DRAMA
The Experience of Form

Oscar Lee Brownstein

CONTRIBUTIONS IN DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES, NUMBER 39

GREENWOOD PRESS

New York · Westport, Connecticut · London

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Strategies of Drama: The Experience of Form
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents xi
  • INTRODUCTION: THE FOLK LANGUAGE OF THE THEATER xiii
  • Chapter 1- "Changing the Situation" Through Dramatic Language And Dramatic Form 1
  • Notes 24
  • Chapter 2- Prospective Strategies: The Dramatic Future 25
  • Notes 51
  • Chapter 3- Retrospective Strategies: Dramatic Memory 53
  • Notes 84
  • Chapter 4- Plot: the Grand Design 85
  • Notes 108
  • Chapter 5- The Basis of Climax Strategies: Figure/Ground Reversals 111
  • Notes 137
  • Chapter 6- Complexity, Counterpoint, And Complicity 139
  • Notes 164
  • Appendix A- STORY, PLOT, STRATEGY, AND ACTION 165
  • Appendix B- THREE PSEUDO-CLIMAXES 175
  • Note 179
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 181
  • Index 183
  • About the Author 189
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