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Drama

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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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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  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...

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The Language of Drama

The Language of Drama Prepared by: Nicolle Anne F. Racadio Mary Anne C. Garcia Mary Joyce Angeline S. Driz Reynaida V. Calderon Lovely Mica B. Concepcion Powerpoint Templates Page 1 What is Drama? Form of literature that  Brecht (1964:15) says that tells a story through the proper plays can only be understood when words and actions of performed. the characters.  Stanislavski asserts that it is only on stage that It is also called a play, drama can be revealed in usually all its’ fullness and...

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Elements of Drama

ELEMENTS OF DRAMA “All the World’s a stage…” William Shakespeare DRAMA  Comes from the Greek word ‘dran’  Means ‘To act’ or ‘To do’  The doing/acting makes drama DRAMA…  …is a story told in front of an audience. TERMS PLAYWRIGHT- the author of the play  PLOT- action of the play  SETTING- time and place  ACTS- Divisions within a play (much like chapters in a novel)  SCENES- smaller parts of an act.  ASIDE- lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience.  DRAMATIC...

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Elements of Drama

ELEMENTS OF DRAMA “All the World’s a stage…” William Shakespeare DRAMA  Comes from the Greek word ‘dran’  Means ‘To act’ or ‘To do’  The doing/acting makes drama DRAMA…  …is a story told in front of an audience. TERMS PLAYWRIGHT- the author of the play  PLOT- action of the play  SETTING- time and place  ACTS- Divisions within a play (much like chapters in a novel)  SCENES- smaller parts of an act.  ASIDE- lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience.  DRAMATIC...

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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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ELEMENTS OF DRAMA

Elements of Drama 1. script: the written dialogue, description, and directions provided by the playwright. 2. plot: the events of a play or arrangement of action, as opposed to the theme. 3. exposition: the part of a play that introduces the theme, chief characters, and current circumstances. 4. rising action: a series of events following the initial incident and leading up to the dramatic climax. 5. climax: the point of greatest intensity in a series or progression of events in a play, often...

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The Vocabulary of Drama

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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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...

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