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Scene Structure in Shakespeare

Scene Structure in Shakespeare

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Scene structure in Shakespeare 1. Why is it possible to speak of absence of liaison in the arrangement of the scenes?

A portion of one action or story is not followed by an advance or counteraction, but by a new line of development. The absence of liaison is emphasized by the way in which scenes are arranged. 2. What is a leading scene with a pointing ending? The leading scenes produce a forceful dramatic or theatrical pointing. They are usually brief and drive the story forward with great energy. 3. What is a subdued scene with a subdued ending? Most scenes in Shakespeare contain an anticlimactic conclusion: they are rounded off, rela ed, brought to a subdued end. !t is the dramatic force that is softened at the same time that the story line is brought to the fore. 4. In what way does the combination of endings affect the play? The falling off of intensity toward the end of a scene is even more marked in the tragedies. !n se"uence, the arrangement of the subdued and pointed endings of scenes helps determine the rhythm of the play. . Where does the uni!ueness of the "li#abethan scene rely on? #ithin the framework of an $lizabethan scene, perhaps the most marked characteristic is the placement of emphasis not on the growth of action but on the character%s response to crisis. $lizabethan scene%s uni"ueness comes from the fact that the full intensity and implication of the theme is realized not in the accomplishment of the event but in the effects it produces. $. Where does Shakespeare mostly concentrate on in the scene? A glance at the proportion of lines devoted to the various parts of the scene indicates where Shakespeare placed his emphasis. #e find Shakespeare concentrating wholly on the psychological and philosophical responses of the characters.

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