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1 THE ACT

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Story: A cause and effect (plot!) series of linked events told (exposition: everything is exposition!) in an uncertain or unpredictable way (suspense, forward motion, foreshadowing, dramatic irony, surprise) intended to involve the audience (empathy, subjectivity!) with the characters to the end (forward motion!) and make a satisfying statement (and statements ...

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