A View from the Bridge is a play, with particular use of language and structure. The two acts form a framework for the action and the language is down to earth and realistic.
What is the main intention of a play?
To be read and studied
To be performed and watched
To be learned by heart
What type of play is A View from the Bridge?
A modern tragedy
What feature must a tragic hero always have?
A serious character flaw
A suit of armour
A type of coat
A nasty cough
Alfieri plays a part which would be taken by whom in a Greek tragedy?
The leading actress
What is the structure of A View from the Bridge?
A two-act structure
A three-act structure
Where is most of the action set?
In the street
In the jail
In the Carbones’ apartment
Which of the following is a dramatic feature of dialogue?
The use of props and staging
The use of a microphone
The use of slang and double negatives
What should you do when analysing language?
Support your points with quotations
Copy a lot of the text word for word
Count the number of capital letters used by the writer
What is the function of the stage directions?
They tell the audience where to sit for the best view
They let the audience know where the stage is
They help the actors to convey meaning