Shakespeare in Love

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
William Shakespeare changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding William Shakespeare, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
William Shakespeare prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
William Shakespeare uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
William Shakespeare ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

The Play's The Thing

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Accurate
Overall Story Response: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Catalyst: Skill
Overall Story Inhibitor: Desire
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

William Shakespeare

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Threat vs. Security
Main Character Problem: Expectation
Main Character Solution: Determination
Main Character Symptom: Theory
Main Character Response: Hunch
Main Character Unique Ability: Security
Main Character Critical Flaw: Worry
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Viola De Lesseps

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Influence Character Problem: Result
Influence Character Solution: Process
Influence Character Symptom: Accurate
Influence Character Response: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Unique Ability: Confidence
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Threat
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Love Affair

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Effect
Relationship Story Solution: Cause
Relationship Story Symptom: Accurate
Relationship Story Response: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Catalyst: Ability
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Experience
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Being

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

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