This is also important for your exam
in the summer
The way the story is told
The structure of the story
Narratives can be linear or non-linear
Flashbacks/ forwards
Split scr...
 Understand Todorov’s theory of narrative
 Apply Todorov’s narrative theory to a music
video
 Find examples of your own...
Tzvetan Todorov suggested there were 5
stages to a narrative:
 Equilibrium (happy start)
 A disruption of this equilibri...
Watch the music video and analyse how
Todorov’s theory can be applied to the
narrative.
She’s The One: Robbie Williams
For this post you need to:
 Explain who Todorov was/ is
 What is his narrative theory?
 Find examples of real music vid...
 Understand Propp’s theory of narrative
 Apply Propp’s narrative theory to a music
video
 Find examples of your own mus...
 Vladimir Propp studies folk tales and legends
from different countries
 He found they were all quite similar
 They see...
1. The hero, who is on the quest (search)
2. The villain, who opposes the hero
3. The donor, who helps the hero by giving ...
Watch this music video. How far can you apply
Propp’s narrative theory?
Make a list of as many character ‘types’ as you
ca...
For this post you need to:
 Explain who Propp was/ is
 What is his narrative theory?
 Find examples of real music video...
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Narrative theorists todorov and propp

Narrative theory
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. This is also important for your exam in the summer
  • 2. The way the story is told The structure of the story Narratives can be linear or non-linear Flashbacks/ forwards Split screens =popular ways to portray narrative in a music video
  • 3.  Understand Todorov’s theory of narrative  Apply Todorov’s narrative theory to a music video  Find examples of your own music videos that relate to Todorov’s theory.
  • 4. Tzvetan Todorov suggested there were 5 stages to a narrative:  Equilibrium (happy start)  A disruption of this equilibrium by an event (problem)  A realisation that a disruption has happened  An attempt to repair the damage of the disruption (problem is solved)  A restoration of the equilibrium (happy ending)
  • 5. Watch the music video and analyse how Todorov’s theory can be applied to the narrative. She’s The One: Robbie Williams
  • 6. For this post you need to:  Explain who Todorov was/ is  What is his narrative theory?  Find examples of real music videos that can be applied to his theory?  How does your own music video apply (or not) to Todorov’s theory of narrative?
  • 7.  Understand Propp’s theory of narrative  Apply Propp’s narrative theory to a music video  Find examples of your own music videos that relate to Propp’s theory.
  • 8.  Vladimir Propp studies folk tales and legends from different countries  He found they were all quite similar  They seemed to be about the same basic problems and the same types of character kept cropping up.  He focused on the way these characters seemed to be ‘types’ rather than individuals  He recognised 8 character types
  • 9. 1. The hero, who is on the quest (search) 2. The villain, who opposes the hero 3. The donor, who helps the hero by giving him a tool 4. The dispatcher, who starts the hero on his way 5. The false hero, who tempts the hero away from his quest 6. The helper, who helps the hero 7. The princess, who is the reward for the hero 8. Her father, who rewards the hero for his efforts
  • 10. Watch this music video. How far can you apply Propp’s narrative theory? Make a list of as many character ‘types’ as you can.
  • 11. For this post you need to:  Explain who Propp was/ is  What is his narrative theory?  Find examples of real music videos that can be applied to is theory?  How does your own music video apply (or not) to Propp’s theory of narrative?