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Task 1. Paraphrase.

Read the first sentence of this section, on page 251 of the text, and paraphrase the authors' definition of el diálogo.

Task 2. Scan for Information.

The paragraphs on pages 251 and 252 of the text discuss the fundamental elements of dialogue in theater. Scan the page for at least eight statements that present the more salient elements of dialogue and list them here. Be sure to include textual support, that is, the word(s) or phrase(s) in the text that support each statement.

Task 3. Define. Based on the first two tasks in this section, define the following terms without referring to the text or your work. When you are finished, confirm your answers.

el diálogo oral:
el diálogo directo:
el diálogo indirecto:
los apartes:
el monólogo o soliloquio:

Task 4. Challenge Yourself. Think about the different types of dialogue you just defined, and visualize the relationships among them based on the distance between the actors and between the actors and the audience. In the square below, create a diagram that represents these relationships.


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Task 5. Make Connections.

Refer again to the graphic organizer you completed in Task 4 of Análisis del teatro. Where would you insert the information on dialogues?

Task 6. Scan for Information. In the last two paragraphs of this section, on page 252, the authors discuss how different types of dialogues function in three of the dramatic selections in Aproximaciones. What do they say about the function of dialogue in each of the following?

El nietecito:
Historia del hombre que se convirtió en perro:
Resguardo personal:

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