The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, writing homework help

you have to watch this video

after that Writing the Statement and

analysis

Include a brief thematic summary (but not a plot summary) of the play, and support that

summary with concrete evidence fro

m

what you saw.

You can include this summary in the introduction; or, if you wish to expand the summary, include

it in a separate paragraph following the introduction.

i)

Goethe’s formula for play analysis

Ask yourself these questions about the play.

(1)

What is the

artist

(s

) trying

to do?

(playwright/ actors/ director/ set, lights, costume)

(2)

How well has the artist

(s)

achieved the goal?

(3)

Is the work worth doing?

ii)

Aristotle’s elements

see pages 89 to 92 for detailed questions. Only use the questions

that seem to matt

er for this play.

(1)

Plot

Did it have a solid plot? Was it consistent? Did it make sense?

(2)

Character

Who are the main characters? Was the writing and acting truthful and

consistent?

(3)

Thought

What did the play mean? (not a summary of what happened)

(4)

Dicti

on

language use that adds to the meaning.

(5)

Spectacle

set, lights, sound, costumes

, props

what did they add to the production?

(6)

Song

how was music used to

affect

the play (or was it used?)

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