5 Act Plan

I’m not sure where the information originally came from but thanks go to Kristine from the AFWD group for sharing.

1) Exposition or Introduction

Establishes tone, setting, some of main characters, previous events to understand play, and main conflict.

2) Rising Action

A series of complications for the protagonist that come out of the main conflict.

3) Crisis or Turning Point

The Technical Climax
The moment of choice for the protagonist

4) Falling Action

Presents the incidents resulting from the protagonist’s decision at the turning point.

5) Resolution or Denouement

The conclusion
The unraveling of the plot
Includes the catastrophe of the hero’s and others’ deaths
Includes the dramatic climax of the play

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