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How is Rising of the Moon or The Stronger an episodic drama? Any specific evidence...

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forschoolwork | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM via web

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How is Rising of the Moon or The Stronger an episodic drama? Any specific evidence from the play to support this?

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kaletoncriss | Student , College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 30, 2012 at 4:41 AM (Answer #1)

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I'm not familiar with Rising of the Moon, but the Stronger is episodic in that it shows just a single scene between two women with little backstory - an episodic play tends to lack over-arching stories or themes; instead, you just get a glimpse of a relationship, for example. Because the play is so short, and doesn't really develop a story so much as it develops characters, themes, and relationships, I think that defines it as episodic. 

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