Explore the ways dramatic devices are used in Act 2 and 3 of The CRUCIBLE Watch
· Place passage in extract context
· What happened just before extract?
· What is about to happen?
· Where does the scene/passage fit in play as whole?
· What particular effects are achieved here and what is the audience about to find out?
A playwright can use the following devices for dramatic effect:
Non-fluency, backtracking, self-correction, deixis, etc.
Adjacency pairs/triplet (co-operative)
Broken adjacency pairs/triplets (unco-operative)
Grice’s maxims of successful conversation (or flouted)
Which topics and why these particular ones
Formal or colloquial language
Rhetorical devices (to persuade)
Antithesis (setting one idea against another)
Dramatic irony : audience has information a character or characters don’t have
Proleptic irony: turns out to be true
Prosodics (sound and volume of voice)
Metaphor (including personification)
Length of utterance