O'Reilly logo

Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, 5th Edition by James Thomas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 10

The Style of the Play

The preceding chapters studied the issue of form, that is, the separate parts of a play and how they work individually. This chapter studies the issue of style. In production, style is the personality of the actors, directors, or designers imprinted on their work. Also related to production is historical style, which is based on the period in which a play originated and aims to recreate an illusion of historical authenticity. In the play script itself, on the other hand, style is that special combination of plot, character, idea, dialogue, and tempo–rhythm–mood which is characteristic of a particular play, playwright, or group of playwrights. Not the features themselves, but the way they are treated. Style is ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required