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    Drama In the 1580s Philip Sidney complained that English playwrights were ignoring the principles of drama; he meant the classical principles exemplified by the tragedies of Seneca and the comedies of Plautus‚ Ben Jonson published his own plays in a grandiose format‚ and with a title (The Works of Benjamin Jonson)‚ that invited comparison with the editions of these same dramatists. The prologue to the first play in this collection‚ Every Man In His Humour*‚ announces that its author ’hath

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    Drama It derived from the Greek verb dran‚ meaning “to act” or “to do”‚ refers to actions or deeds as they are performed in theatrical setting for the benefit of a body spectators. More limited than the related concept of theater‚ which also comprehends such forms as opera and dance‚ the term drama refers essentially to dramatic literature—the text composed by playwrights to be spoken in a theater. Because the heritages of Indian‚ Chinese‚ Japanese‚ and African drama have had little influence on

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    Definition of Drama Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.[1] The term comes from a Greek word "dran" meaning "action" which is derived from "to do" or "to act". Drama is an art form that explores human conflict and tension. It generally takes the form of a story presented to an audience through dialogue and action. The story is conveyed using the elements of the theatre: acting‚ costumes‚ props‚ scenery‚ lighting‚ music‚ and sound. Drama has an emotional and intellectual

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    As part of our GCSE Drama course‚ we read and studied ‘Bouncers’ by John Godber. During our practical exploration of the text we used drama mediums‚ elements and explorative strategies to enhance our understanding and appreciation of the play. We used the strategies: still image‚ mime‚ hot-seating‚ marking the moment‚ narration‚ role play‚ thought tracking and forum theatre. We also used the mediums of space‚ levels‚ movement‚ mime‚ voice and speech. During our workshops we were also given the opportunity

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    Reality and Illusion In the stage directions at the beginning of Act I of Six Characters in Search of an Author‚ Pirandello directs that as the audience enters the theatre the curtain should be up and the stage bare and in darkness‚ as it would be in the middle of the day‚ “so that from the beginning the audience will have the feeling of being present‚ not at a performance of a properly rehearsed play‚ but at a performance of a play that happens spontaneously.” The set‚ then‚ is designed to blur

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  • Philippine Drama

    Philippine Drama What is Drama? • Drama comes from Greek words meaning “to do” or “to act.“ • Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. • According to Oxford Dictionary‚ drama is a composition in prose or in verse; adapted to be acted and is represented with accompanying gesture‚ costume‚ and scenery‚ as in real life. • It is essentially social and involves contact‚ communication and the negotiation of meaning. • Drama needs an individual or a group of people who use themselves

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  • Drama Concept

    Literature The nature of drama Drama utilizes plot and characters‚ develops a theme‚ arouses emotion or appeals to humor. It may be escapist or interpretive. Much drama is poetry. But drama has one characteristic‚ it is written primarily to be performed‚ not read. It presents its actions through actors‚ on a stage‚ and before an audience. Of the four major points of view open for a fiction writer‚ dramatists are limited to one- the objective‚ or dramatic. Dramatists cannot enter the

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  • Characteristics of Drama

    History of Drama Ancient Drama The origins of Western drama can be traced to the celebratory music of 6th-century BC Attica‚ the Greek region centered on Athens. Although accounts of this period are inadequate‚ it appears that the poet Thespis developed a new musical form in which he impersonated a single character and engaged a chorus of singer-dancers in dialogue. As the first composer and soloist in this new form‚ which came to be known as tragedy‚ Thespis can be considered both the first dramatist

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  • What Is Drama

    Drama is written for live visual performance; it is more intense and reflects everyday life tensions more than poetry. Drama is observed right in front of you; there is color‚ lights for the setting‚ clothing and the scenes change. Drama allows you to see the characters personality developed as the drama unfolds on stage. Drama has two forms tragedy and comedy. “Riders of the Sea” is a drama of tragedy. The plot of the drama is central and foreshadowing and flashbacks are techniques used to show

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  • Types of Drama

    1. Types of Drama a. Comedy  When we talk about comedy‚ we usually refer to plays that are light in tone‚ and that typically have happy endings. The intent of a comedic play is to make the audience laugh. In modern theater‚ there are many different styles of comedy‚ ranging from realistic stories‚ where the humor is derived from real-life situations‚ to outrageous slapstick humor.  Is designed to be entertaining and humorous where misfortune ends in triumph or happiness. It presents characters

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