Read the play The Importance of Being Ernest and respond to the following discussion question, utilizing the theatre 1000 vocabulary terms from textbook that are listed in the discussion question.
In this, our first discussion on a play we’ve read this term, I want you to focus on the definitions of dramatic elements that you’ve just learned. Use that vocabulary to come up with examples of the elements (givens, actions, objectives, obstacles, dramatic conflict, etc) in the play itself. This is the best way to start to understand a script, on its own terms. I hope that this discussion serves as a model for the play analysis assignments you’ll do later, on comparing and contrasting the plays we’re going to read throughout the class.