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State and explain the premise of the play?
A: The premise is that only Salieri known the truth. Salieri is tooreeled in depression to appreciate life but is likewise enough of ascoundrel with great publicity that towards the end, only he surelyknows the degree of his bastardy. Simply put, it functions on theconcept that documented history varies since it has been cheated.
Describe the exposition.
A: Amadeus is bounded in an external narrative setting whereinSalieri is the facilitator between before and now, replication andaction. Mozart`s life including his early death is stated inretrospective. Salieri recalls his story openly to the spectators.Amadeus is moving the audience toward the peak act of cutting histhroat. Salieri also communicates with the priest. The events thatresulted to Salieri`s choice to abolish Mozart are shortened, and thetime in which his madness grows is extended. The last scene isfocused on Salieri creating an absolution about the mediocritiespresent in the world.
What is the inciting incident? Give the exact line or action.
A: The inciting incident was when Amadeus mocked Salieri`s music.Mozart said, “I actually threw the score on the fire, he made me soangry.” To this Salieri questions, “You burned the score?”Mozart replied, “No, no. My wife took it out in time.”
Why is this the inciting incident?
A: This line is when Salieri realized that Mozart was not interestedin his music. Because of this, Salieri developed dislike towardsMozart that he even wished for his death.
Describe the events of the rising action.
A: The rising action is when Salieri decides to test God byterminating Amadeus. This is evident in the line “His funeral…his coffin… and then, in that silence, music! A divine music burstsout over them all. A great mass of death… And God is forced tolisten! Powerless, powerless to stop it! I, for once in the end,laughing at him.”
What is the climax? Give the exact line or action.
A: Amadeus begins to think his father has been resurrected to tormenthim. The play transformed Mozart’s father from an apparition to atyrant. On his deathbed, Mozart dictated to Salieri his Requiem.
Why is this the climax?
A: This was the point of many realizations revelations. Salierirealized how guilty he was, how jealous, and how admiring he was toMozart’s talent.
Describe the events of the falling action.
A: The falling action was when Salieri was trying to help out Mozartin accomplishing the requiem. In this scene, Mozart was already dyingbut Salieri was also in the midst of fully accepting Mozart as thegreatest musician to have ever lived. It was revealed that Salieri’sfather influenced him to develop dislike towards Mozart.
Describe the denouement/resolution.
A: This essentially transpires at the start of the play whenattempted tries to kill himself since he cannot bear the thought ofkilling Amadeus Mozart.
If you were to adapt this play to a film (or vice versa for lesson 11) what would you change or do differently and WHY?
A: There is nothing I would change in the whole scenes. Perhaps, Iwill just add music to make the scenes more lively and captivating. Iwould also ensure that I get the characters that have the ability andskills that can enable them to play their respective roles properly.