Dramatic Plotting by Characterization - Based on Exercises for 'Screenwriting' with the Case Study of The Third Man

캐릭터 창조에 의한 드라마 플롯 구축 : <제3의 사나이> 사례 분석을 통한 '시나리오 작법' 실습을 기반으로

  • Received : 2013.07.15
  • Accepted : 2014.05.19
  • Published : 2014.06.28


In strong dramas, pot, character, and theme, three basic elements in dramatic structure, are effectively integrated forwards the same dramatic idea. Plot might be considered as the most important element to combine events and character. However, at some point of the script, the writer becomes less interested in the mechanics of the plot, and the characters take over, because audiences remember the characters or the situations more clearly than the plot. Therefore, the workshop of dramatic structure would be successful when it starts from excogitating the character and the situation, by improvising 'voices' of characters, building 'back story', and reconstructing 'outline from the antagonist's view'. With these exercises, the writer and the director understand the mechanics of dramatic plotting by characterization, which include the choice of the protagonist, and the description of plausible actions and the theme, and they consequentially find the way to obtain solidity and plausibility in the scenes.


Theme;Plotting;Characterization;Antagonist;Point of View;The Third Man


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