Dumb dumbs

Posted: 10/26/2009 in Navel gazing
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Today was a good day. The right level of busy that allowed me to answer shed loads of emails AND update Twitter.  I was able to take a killer aerobics class after work AND manage to stay awake long enough to plow through Suppliants (again) whilst breaking it down by its dramatic structure.

I am all about dramatic structure.

I spent the weekend getting my head around Freytag and his 5 acts (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution), and the Greek’s rinse and repeat of stasimon-episode-stasimon. The basics can be found in any procedural crime drama. Law & Order even gives the climax it’s own sound effect (in case you hadn’t figured out that the twist comes in around the 34 minute mark). I like the consistency of being able to break plays down in this fashion, and hopfully it will pay off come exam time.


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