The Visualization of Drama Hierarchies

Vincenzo Lombardo, Antonio Pizzo


Drama, the art that displays characters performing live actions in telling a story, is pervasive in cultures and media. The study of drama often resorts to hierarchical structures to explain the sequences of incidents that occur. Hierarchies provide an explanation of why incidents are in the sequence or cluster elements into subsequences that form a meaningful structure. This paper addresses the visualization of drama hierarchies. The paper inspects the peculiar features of drama hierarchies and proposes a visualization built upon the metaphors of tree mapping and timeline, respectively. The visualizations are preliminarily applied in tasks of analysis and interpretation in supporting teaching and research of drama scholars.


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Paper Citation

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Lombardo V. and Pizzo A. (2015). The Visualization of Drama Hierarchies . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-088-8, pages 163-170. DOI: 10.5220/0005314801630170

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author={Vincenzo Lombardo and Antonio Pizzo},
title={The Visualization of Drama Hierarchies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - The Visualization of Drama Hierarchies
SN - 978-989-758-088-8
AU - Lombardo V.
AU - Pizzo A.
PY - 2015
SP - 163
EP - 170
DO - 10.5220/0005314801630170