Theatre Studies Exam Technique (2016 paper)

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1. What is meant by the 'substance' of an extract?

  • How this scene relates exclusively to the rest of the play.
  • What the most important events that occur in this scene are, and why
  • What happens in the scene and why it is important.
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2. What is meant by the 'significance' of an extract?

  • What key themes are in the play.
  • How the extract relates to the key themes of the play.
  • How the characters relate to the key themes in the play.

3. Must you get to the end line of the extract?

  • Yes. Yes yes.
  • No?

4. Sexuality, Justice and the Law, The American Dream, Masculinity, Betrayal, Responsibility and reputation are all what??

  • Motifs
  • Events
  • Themes
  • Super objectives

5. What does context mean?

  • The background of the play in the 1950's
  • The basic plot of extract and how it relates to the whole play.
  • What happens just before the extract.

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