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what is a straight scene
one drama in one location
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what are the advantages of a straight scene
naturalistic , easy to understand , see the reactions of the characters
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what are the disadvantages of a straight scene
difficult to follow action and dialogue
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what is a split scene
2 locations one freezes whilst the other is active
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what are the advantages of a split scene
can be humorous , 2 scenes means you can follow 2 locations and 2 story lines
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what are the disadvantages of a split scene
some actors will be reductant to acting fora while , timing can be difficult
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what is intercutting
2 locations jumps between them both
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what are the advantages of intercutting
provides comedy can create dramatic irony
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what are the disadvantages of intercutting
timing has to be perfect and so does dialogue
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how can we establish location
dialogue , non verbal communication , soundscape , music , individual performances , eye contact or no eye contact
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why are flashbacks important in acting
because it can show the past of a character and why they behave in that way it also makes it more interesting
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how do you get audiences in and out of flashbacks
spin , clap , melt , sound scape ,
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what is narrative compression
choosing key moments of a story , the most interesting parts of a drama to engage the audience
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what are the types of narrative compression
montage , chorus , tableaux, narration in 1st person or 3rd person
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what is a jigsaw structure
mixing the scenes up and putting the beginning at the end and the end at the start then end the drama with the opening again so it all makes sense to the audience
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what are the advantages of a jigsaw structure
by showing a snippet of the ending to the audience it engages them and makes them want to find out what led up to the climate at the end
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what is a linear structure
all the scenes are in chronological order from start to beginning
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what are the advantages of linear structure
easy for the audience to understand and it keeps them hooked to find out what happens in the end
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what is an episodic structure
three completely scenes but all about the same topic an example could be 3 prisoners telling their stories of how they got there
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what does genre mean
clarification of drama
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what are semiotics
signs and symbols visually communicated to the audience
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what are proxemics
where characters are on stage and what that shoes to the audience
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what is in the round staging
circle of audience that the characters can move in and out of
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what are advantages of in the round
it includes the audience more making them interact and feel a part of the play
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what is traverse staging
where the audience are either side of the actors so its like a runway
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what are the advantages of traverse staging
its easy to forget to keep moving so everyone in the audience can see you
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what is proscenium arch staging
staging with a arch about the stage and audience are on two levels or in a semi circle
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what are the advantages of proscenium arch staging
sucks in the audience to the performance
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what is thrust stage
like thrust but its a giant T from above and the audience sit around it apart from round the back
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what are the advantages of a thrust stage
2 areas allowing varied contact with the audience
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what is dramatic irony
where the audience know what is going to happen but the actors on stage don't
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what are the 5 genres
historical , comedy , horror , crime , action
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what does NC stand for
narrative comparison
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what is a naturalistic drama
water no conventions are used
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what is stylised drama
where conventions are used
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what are the magic 6
facial expressions , voice , posture ,gesture , movement , proxemics
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