عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this research is to study the modern structures used in the form of modern plays which are manifested in their plot. At first, elements shaping the plot will be introduced and explained in the article by defining the form of play and recognizing the plot as a specific form of any play. Then the function of play features in the plot will be analyzed. Thus using Sam Smiley's viewpoints on the concept of dramatic form and its structure and also formalist analysis approach of dramatic texts, modern structures involved in the formation of play's plot will be reviewed. Accordingly, a play written by Naghme Samini and Mohamad Charmshir in the recent decade (2004-2014) is selected and data collection and sample analysis will be done using descriptive-analytic study, library method, and direct review of texts. The results show that the plot of these plays has a deviation from direct progress and a fragile causal structure. Elements involved in the continuity of the plot are evaluated as having abstract logic and its embellishing components create levels of surprise, anxiety, tension, and pause in plays by crossing the traditional forms.