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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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    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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    What Is Drama

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    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

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    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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    Improvisation In Drama

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    That is it. That was Drama 10. The four unit “fundamentals of movement‚ speech‚ theatre games‚ and improvisation” course‚ has come to an end. I must say that this class truly flew by at the speed of light. One day we are learning about improvisation and the next day we are performing our final scripted scenes. Although this may be true‚ I have been‚ through my time in this class‚ thrown into a pool full of theatre knowledge; including the terms‚ phrases‚ and an opportunity to witness a full theatre

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    The Vocabulary of Drama

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    The Vocabulary of Drama Subgenres of types Comedy Tragedy Tragicomedy Closet Cycle Miracle Morality Thematic Aspects Deus ex machine Dramatic irony Tragic flaw or hermartia Unities Speeches Monologue Dialogue Soliloquy Asides Chorus Physical/Technical Aspects Props Conventions Stage Directions Other Terms In medias res A term for Horace‚ literally meaning “in the midst of things.” It is applied to the literary technique of opening a story in the middle of the action and

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    Philippine Drama

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    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: the Pitch

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    The China Incident As a contemporary Australian Drama‚ The China Incident‚ directed by Daniel Evans and performed at The Cremorne Theatre on the 13th of February‚ 2013‚ replicates modern day realities in a humorous demeanour. The play‚ driven by success‚ fear and family‚ explores modern day issues in which it is told that success is deemed to be important in society‚ and a person is either successful with their family or in their career. The China Incident successfully communicates these themes

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