Transcripts from a series of internet classes on the Dramatica theory of story.
Dramatica Class 1
Why the Main Character does not have to be the Protagonist
Does your Main Character “change” or “remain steadfast”?
Does your Main Character grow by “starting” something or “stopping”something?
Is your story brought to a conclusion by a “timelock” or an “optionlock”?
Dramatica Class 2
3 Act Versus 4 Act Structure
The Story Mind: Objective and Subjective
Main Character Review: Change/Steadfast and Start/Stop
Main Character: Do-er or Be-er?
Mental Sex: Male or Female?
Dramatica Class 3
Dramatica Class 4
THE FOUR STAGES OF COMMUNICATION:
Dramatica Class 5
Problem, Solution, Focus and Direction
Change and Steadfast Characters
Dramatica Class 6
When Should Characters Exhibit Characteristics?
Dramatica Class 7
Structure and Dynamics of the Dramatica Model.
Dramatica Class 8
The difference between Protagonist and the Main and Obstacle Characters
Storytelling; Choosing a Main Character
Dramatica Class 9
Grand Argument Stories, what Dramatica sees as a “complete” story.
Story Outcome: Success or Failure? Story Judgment: Good or Bad ?
Main Character Resolve: Change or Steadfast.
The 4 Stages of Communication.
Dramatica Class 10
Main Character Focus and Direction
Objective Characters and Characteristics
Differences between Dramatica Lite and Pro.
Dramatica Class 11
Dramatica Lite / Dramatica Pro
The best way tackle Dramatica’s learning curve.
Structural vs. Organic Writers
Dramatica Class 12
Dramatica Class 13
Differences Between Dramatica and Collaborator and Storyline Pro.
Is an Obstacle Character Necessary?
Dramatica Class 14
4 Throughlines & Grand Argument Stories
Dramatica’s “Reception Theory”
Dramatica Class 15
Problems Having More Than One Main Character.
Dramatica Class 16
Different Views of Story — 4 Throughlines
Story Engine – How the Software Works
Differences Between Lite and Pro.
Dramatica Class 17
Genre Grid/Chart: Comedy, Information, Drama, & Entertainment
World Wide Web – Dramatica’s Home Page
Dramatica Class 18
Dramatica Class 19
Multiple Stories / Sub-Stories
Dramatica Structure: Classes – Universe, Mind, Physics & Psychology
Development of Dramatica Theory – (Mental Relativity)
Dramatica Class 20
Story Engine Choices: Dramatica can predict without being predictable.
Can you have 2 main characters?
Objective vs. Subjective views.
Main, Obstacle, Protagonist & Antagonist differences.
Dramatica Class 21
Change and Steadfast Main Characters
Leap of Faith vs. Non Leap of Faith Stories
Dramatica Class 22
“Remains of the Day” – Success/Bad
Dramatica Class 23
24 Scenes; 4 Variations, 6 Sequences
Dramatica Class 24
Problem element as seen in the 4 Throughlines.
“Rainman” & “Unforgiven” ; Subjective and Objective story problem.
Difference Between Dramatica & Collaborator