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Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, 3rd Edition

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Preface to the Third Edition
  8. Preface to the Second Edition
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
    1. What Is Formalist Script Analysis?
    2. The Expressiveness of Dramatic Writing
    3. Analytical Reading
    4. Logical Thinking
  11. Chapter 1: Action Analysis
    1. Sequence of Events
    2. Reviewing the Facts
    3. Seed
    4. Three Major Climaxes
    5. Theme
    6. Super-Objective
    7. Through-Action
    8. Counter Through-Action
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Postscript
  12. Chapter 2: Foundations of the Plot: Given Circumstances
    1. Time
    2. Place
    3. Society
    4. Economics
    5. Politics and Law
    6. Intellect and Culture
    7. Spirituality
    8. The World of the Play
    9. Summary
    10. Questions
    11. Postscript for Action Analysis
  13. Chapter 3: Foundations of the Plot: Background Story
    1. Technique
    2. Identification
    3. Summary
    4. Questions
    5. Postscript for Action Analysis
  14. Chapter 4: Plot: External and Internal Action
    1. External Action
    2. Internal Action
    3. Summary
    4. Questions
    5. Postscript for Action Analysis
  15. Chapter 5: Plot: Progressions and Structure
    1. Progressions
    2. Structure
    3. Summary
    4. Questions
    5. Postscript for Action Analysis
  16. Chapter 6: Character
    1. Objectives
    2. Qualities
    3. Role Conflicts
    4. Conflicts of Objectives
    5. Willpower
    6. Values
    7. Personality Traits
    8. Complexity
    9. Relationships
    10. Summary
    11. Questions
    12. Postscript for Action Analysis
    13. Postscript for the Score of a Role
  17. Chapter 7: Idea
    1. Idea in the Words
    2. Idea in the Characters
    3. Idea in the Plot
    4. The Main Idea
    5. Summary
    6. Questions
    7. Postscript for Action Analysis
  18. Chapter 8: Dialogue
    1. Words
    2. Sentences
    3. Speeches
    4. Special Qualities
    5. Theatricality
    6. Summary
    7. Questions
  19. Chapter 9: Tempo, Rhythm, and Mood
    1. Tempo
    2. Rhythm
    3. Mood
    4. Summary
    5. Questions
  20. Chapter 10: The Style of the Play
    1. Given Circumstances
    2. Background Story
    3. Plot
    4. Character
    5. Idea
    6. Dialogue
    7. Mood
    8. Summary
    9. Questions
  21. Conclusion: A Final Word about Dramatic Form
  22. Appendix A: Supplementary Topics for Script Analysis
  23. Appendix B: Introduction to Genres and Styles of Drama
  24. Bibliography
  25. Index