dramatic composition

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Noun1.dramatic composition - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
drama, dramatic play, play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
prologue - an introduction to a play
act - a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
scene - a subdivision of an act of a play; "the first act has three scenes"
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
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Dramatic composition was not what my husband preferred, but the torrent of Mr.
It was, in fact, difficult to imagine a more ingenious and more dramatic composition. The four personages of the prologue were bewailing themselves in their mortal embarrassment, when Venus in person, ( vera incessa patuit dea ) presented herself to them, clad in a fine robe bearing the heraldic device of the ship of the city of Paris.
"I have used this new subject matter to explore and experiment with dramatic composition, muted and bright colours and expressive markmaking."
Jonathan Rocha, a Waukegan resident, won in the dramaturgy category of his team Design Storm project of "Arcadia." Dramaturgy is the study of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage.
In addition, David Yazbek has won the 2017 Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score to The Band's Visit.
The song Goldfinger is from the new James Bond film of the same name and, as one would expect, it's a most dramatic composition.
All that strongly affects a work's dramatic composition, because it's not about presenting a beginning and an end, a development from A to B.
They have an overall punk-rock, cartoony feel, but look past the dramatic composition and bold outlines and show how the artist magnifies the beauty in what typically might be viewed as ugliness -- stubble on Cristy's arms, lacy detail in music posters on a bedroom wall, grit on an urban sidewalk.
A group of bright stars framed along one side of an image, for example, can serve as an important directional cue, leading the eye to the focal point and helping to establish a dramatic composition.
Asserting that single-authored plays provide the central paradigm for the discussion of dramatic composition in the early modern period, Knapp sees Shakespeare as an author who defined himself as a poet-playwright-actor by accepting theater's low status.
A dramatic composition by Willem Van de Velde -- an early war artist who 350 years ago went to great lengths to capture the heat of the action -- the painting left far behind its pre-sale estimate of 1.5-2.5 mln.
Velazquez's dramatic composition and modeling, however, insists that she is not incidental.