What dramatic techniques does Shakespeare use in Twelfth Night?
Before you can answer this, you must know what the term "dramatic techniques" encompasses. Dramatic techniques are tools the playwright uses to create theatrical, dramatic effects in a theater performance that can be uniquely applied to theater or to a play cinematographically rendered as a movie. Some of these dramatic techniques are:
- speech directions [except for [Reads] [Song] [Sings], speech directions are not given in Twelfth Night because emotive affect is manifest in Shakespeare's language]
- stage directions [e.g., "Enter VALENTINE and VIOLA in man's attire"]
- off-stage [i.e., action or speech occurring off-stage]
- entrances and exists [e.g., entrance of a key group or at a key moment: I.iii Enter SIR TOBY BELCH and MARIA]
- speech length [affects tension, suspense, pace]
- set and set changes e.g., Orsino 's...
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