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The Five Act Play

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Haydon Ali

on 15 April 2013

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Transcript of The Five Act Play

falling action
some reversals
consequences play out
tension is heightened by false hopes and fears
in tragedies it looks as if the hero may be saved, if not then it seems as if all is lost characters are introduced
time and place
conflict is established
dramatic tensions are addressed Act One Act Four By Gabrielle, Haydon, and Josh The Five Act Play Act Two complications arise
people oppose each other
tensions rises as problem or conflict steepens Act Three climax takes place towards the end of act three
conflict reaches highest point
important decision Act Five Where we can see this In Macbeth dark setting
meet Macbeth
the three witches
important battle In Macbeth meet Macbeth's charter foil (Banquo)
important vision
Macbeth start to plot things
moral problems In Macbeth Macbeth's response to the king's death
Macbeth goes crazy
ends with the witches
people become suspicious of Macbeth
nobles send help In Macbeth Murder shows how evil he is
Macbeth goes to the witches
another important vision resolution
either a victory or the downfall of the hero In Macbeth lady Macbeth goes crazy and commits suicide
everyone turns against Macbeth
huge battle that Macbeth loses
the heir becomes king and restores order
Macbeth dies There are no modern examples of a five act play, but modern movies have a similar structure to that of a Shakespearean five act play. Thank You Works Cited http://filmcrithulk.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/filmpara-7765081.jpg
Kelly, Jeff. "Top 10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Based on Shakespeare Plays". Toptenz.net. August 23, 2012. April 12, 2013. http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-movies-you-didnt-know-were-based-on-shakespeare.php
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