The Art of Dramatic Writing Setting & Symbolism

Lajos Egri
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Premise

The idea of premise is present throughout the entire book. Premise is basically the meaning behind a play, something the writer wants to prove. The author seemingly thinks it to be an ignored concept. Since it is often forgotten, many of the other lessons he teaches in the book will not be effective, or possible, without it.

Pivotal Character

A play will not work without a pivotal character; he is there as the leader of a cause. Whatever is at stake for this character is what drives the story.

Tridimensionality

To properly develop a character, the author wants the writer to flesh this person out, detailing his body and health, the people around him and his environment, and his mind. Respectively, these three dimensions are physiology, sociology, and psychology. The writer should concentrate on what his character's dimensions are like before he begins the writing process, and...

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