Comedic Structure

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  1. Act: I
    • 1. Introduction of the characters and their relationship to others in the play
    • 2. Setting and location of the play
    • 3. Basic problem that must be overcome is set forth
    • 4. Disguising to accomplish a goal
  2. Act: II
    • 1. Misunderstandings are multiplied and left unresolved
    • 2. Relationships become ridiculously complicated
  3. Act: III
    • 1. The greatest level of misunderstanding and confusion occurs
    • 2. There is normally an audience "Oh, No!" moment
    • 3. The denouement is laid out at this time
  4. Act: IV
    • 1. There is an increase in the irrationality of the misunderstandings
    • 2. The misunderstandings unravel in spite of themselves
  5. Act: V
    • 1. Revelation of true identities and intentions
    • 2. Couples are paired up
    • 3. MARRIAGE(S)

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Author:
wrathes
ID:
312972
Filename:
Comedic Structure
Updated:
2015-12-10 20:02:38
Tags:
comedy
Folders:
narrative theory,Shakespeare
Description:
Shakespearean comedic structure
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