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					  Dramatic Tension

a reason to want to see the next
scene … to know what happens
next
Dramatic Tension is

           The Driving Force
   the thing that interests the audience
            and draws them in

                 Conflict
                 Secrets
                 Mystery
                Ceremony
                 Intimacy
                Challenge
Dramatic Tension
 Sustains momentum
 Prevents Drama from being superficial
 Allows issues to be explored
 Allows character relationships to be
  examined
     Differences in values, cultures, attitudes,
      background, cultures or ideologies
Rising and falling action
 The level of suspense in a particular scene
 Some incidents are more suspenseful than
  others

 The Roller Coaster Effect
Dramatic Tension can be created by
 Prior Knowledge
 Conflict
 Difficulty
 Obstacles
 Urgency
 Shock
 Mystery
 Threat or Pressure
Heighten Dramatic Tension by
 Pace
    Of dialogue or action,
    Overlapping sentences
    Unfinished sentences
    Silence
    Timing
   Action
    Posturing
    Eye Contact / Physical Contact
    Use of Space, Set, Groupings on stage
     Proxemics – the space and angle between people
     which gives a clue to their relationship
Heighten Dramatic Tension by
 Lighting
 Sound and Silence
 Props
 Costume

				
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