Eugene Scribe and The Well Made Play (c. 1825)
Gustav Freytag and his Pyramid (1863)
Brockett’s “Analyzing Scripts”: Brockett Play Analysis
- plot vs. story
- unities of time, place, and action
- dramatic question
- point of attack
- inciting incident
- given circumstances
- act, scene, French scenes
- deus ex machina
Application: How can we map out/diagram/illustrate the structure in either of these short films?
Exposition: Let’s read the opening page of Susan Glaspell’s Trifles to dig out the exposition.