How to Read English Literature: Elements of Drama
Master dramatic techniques, dramatic conventions and textual analysis with a critical reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Identify the types of the plot as well as the structure of the plot.
The importance of action in a drama.
Distinguish the dramatic action and action the way you understand it.
The types of dramatic action.
Identify dialogue, characterization and the types of characters.
Foreshadowing, planting, deus ex machina, a play-within-a-play and the types of setting.
Prologue, epilogue, interlude, soliloquy, aside, dramatic illusion, the fourth wall, the structure, and the three unities as dramatic conventions.
Identify theme, subject matter, language, imagery symbolism and the types of irony.
Interpret Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a literary work.
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