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.
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.
2) uses the device of a close-up female figure pitched against a dance hall floor, a whirl of can-can dancers receding behind; in this dramatic composition, the vibrant movement contrasts with the woman's alienated gaze.
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.
Velazquez's dramatic composition and modeling, however, insists that she is not incidental.
a quality script, precision editing, dramatic composition, and structured sound" (viii).