For this new script I've been playing with a structure that is different for me, a structure a little bit like The Hours directed by my old mate Dalders from a script by David Hare.
My script is a 30min script and as such you can only fit in so many ideas and techniques. But I wondered if you could go further with this idea. The idea is... look at the drama from EVERY angle. Jump around in space and time wherever you need to go, characters may come and go - the only goal is to explore an issue or theme.
I don't know if this structure has a name. I have tried to illustrate it with a series of diagrams below. Starting with the old structure...
The traditional structure. This diagram shows a normal story progression.
An example of the traditional structure. This diagram shows a story being told using that normal, standard structure that we all know. Here I picked an off-the-shelf cop drama. As you can see it's told in a standard linear manner.
An example of the 'new' structure. Now the same plot, the same story told using this multi-faceted approach. We look at the same show down and all the components that led it to happen.
New? Or useless? Or interesting? An example of structure2.0?