Saturday, 16 February 2019

Three-Act structure

I came across this the other day, having read a lot about the structure of screenplays etc.    Actually the structure is not so different for novels, stage plays, films and drama serials for TV -- but in the latter case some compromises have to be made, in that each episode should move the drama on, while containing elements of set-up, confrontation and resolution. In the clever costume dramas like Downton Abbey, there will be an offsetting of the "mini-stories" concerning specific characters -- one mini-story might just be kicking off while another quietly matures, and another is brought to resolution, obeying the rules of the soap opera......

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