Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama

Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama

by Cynthia Joyce Clay

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Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama by Cynthia Joyce Clay

This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. The premise of this book is that the concept of forces in literature and drama is analogous to the concept of forces in physics. In physics, vectors represent the forces that push and pull--that move, propel, objects. Vectors are used analogously to describe how characters, objects, and locations which are the "bodies" of literature and drama reflect the propelling of literary and dramatic "forces." Vector theory "elegantly," as the mathematicians say, describes the workings of plot in literature and drama, and so will give fiction authors and the theater artists (playwrights, TV and screen writers, actors, designers, choreographers, puppeteers, directors, designers, and TV and film producers) a set of new analytical tools that will help in the creation, revision (including script doctoring and scene rehearsal), and criticism of tales written and performed. While vector theory is able to answer certain questions more thoroughly than they have been answered before, vector theory supports and supplements traditional forms of criticism.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000094631
Publisher: Oestara Publishing LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 194 KB

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