Conventional Dramaturgy

The following diagrams and documents are meant to show what structures writers have followed for hundreds of years but are not meant to be prescriptive.
It is good to study and analyse them but then choose your own structure, using, abusing or discarding what others have done.

Georges Polti was a French dramatist who wrote that all stories come from 36 basic dramatic situations. How do we individualize or vary your own stories?

Use the following worksheets to analyse literature or to use or rebel against as you make up your own structure:

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