Rene Gallimard, Song Liling, Marc, Renee, Toulon, Helga, Comrade Chin, Pinkerton, Consul Sharpless
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Eastern vs. Western Culture
Cultural & Racial Stereotypes
Illusions & Love
Infidelity, Mistresses, Geisha Girls
Madame Butterfly Opera
Deception, Seduction & Scandal
Communism, Spying, Vietnam, China
Aspects of the Theatrical Stage Production
Use of Dramatic Questions – dramatic hooks, devices to hold the attention of the audience. (Examples include: Will he come? Who did it? Will he or she succeed?)
Subdivisions: Scene & Act Construction – effect on plot pace, tension.
Experimental Theatrical Staging
The visual/audio production as stated in the stage direction (staging, lighting, backdrop, sound effects, music, etc.)