7 DEC 2016 BELL ACTIVITY: Read the article about Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol, on your desk. We will end the period by visiting the library today. Mrs. Baker is doing book talks. Learning Target Understand why Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and why he included want & ignorance as characters.
How Dickens used the power of words to change Englands (and Americas) attitude toward the poor Understand how the Elements of Literature are similar to the Elements of Drama Just a little background to help you understand the play better. The play was written by Charles Dickens during the Industrial Revolution. ELEMENTS OF DRAMA Dickens was an advocate for the poor. DRAMA IS A GENRE OF LITERATURE AND THEREFORE,
INCLUDES THE 5 BASIC LITERARY ELEMENTS. Setting Conflict Plot Theme Character Setting Setting is where and when the play takes place. In a play, the setting is usually described in a note or stage directions at the opening of the
play and each scene. Plot The series of events or action in a drama. The plot in a novel, short story or play is defined the same and would be shown on a plot diagram with rising action, climax and resolution. Conflict within the plot There are five main types of conflict:
Character vs. self Character vs. character Character vs. society Character vs. nature Character vs. Fate Theme .the central idea about life or human behavior that the drama reveals. CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ARE THE INDIVIDUALS OR FORCES THAT ARE IN THE DRAMA.
They include MAJOR and MINOR Characters, as well as a PROTAGONIST & an ANTAGONIST. Some characters will be ROUND & some FLAT, Some DYNAMIC & some STATIC. 4 ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS OF DRAMA Acts and Scenes
Intermission Cast Dialogue Monologue Stage Directions Ac t2 mis s inte
r ACTS: Most dramas have 1 to 3 Acts. The playwrite breaks a drama into Acts so there can be an intermission. ion Acts, Scenes & Intermission: Ac tI The Drama
INTERMISSION: a break (usually near the middle of the play) between acts to allow the audience to stretch and take a break Each Act is made up of SCENES. A scene in a play = of a chapter in a book. Scenes 5 1 2 3
4 CAST The cast refers to the characters in a play. At the beginning of most plays, the playwright gives a list of all the characters - this is called the CAST OF CHARACTERS. The Cast of Characters will often list how the characters are related to one another. Dialogue Dialogue is the spoken conversation between characters in a play. Monologue
(Also known as Soliloquy) A Monologue, or Soliloquy, is a type of dialogue. It is a speech by one character who is alone on the stage, speaking to himself or the audience. . The most Famous soliloquy in Enlgish drama is in the play Hamlet, by Wm. Shakespeare. To Be Or Not To Be: Spoken by Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1 To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, tis a consummation Devoutly to be wishd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, theres the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come Stage Directions Stage Directions describe details of the setting and sound effects as well as direct characters how to speak their lines, move, act and
look. For Example: MISS MORAY: Now, well just move directly into the specimen room. The working conditions will be ideal for you in here. (HELEN looks ready to gag as she looks around the specimen room. The room is packed with specimen jars of all sizes. Various animals and parts of animals are visible in their formaldehyde baths.) What the character does,
feels, or how they look. What the scene looks like U.C. = up stage center U.R. = up stage right U. L. = up
stage left R = stage right center stage D.R. = down stage right L= stage left DL = down
stage left D.C. = Down stage center USUALLY THE VOCABULARY ASPECT OF A Christmas Carol is homework. However, since you already have homework (the RK Essay) there will not be any vocabulary test. Ebeneezer Scrooge 1. audible 11. toil
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