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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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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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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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Conventions of Drama

Through the centuries, the conventions of drama have been altered in many different ways. These conventions are the setting, plot, characters and staging. The main factor which has been a dominant force during the changes of conventions has been the society. The society present during the time in which a play was written had a direct influence on the plot and characters. This is because drama is defined as a representation of life. Four plays which have been selected from Greek, Elizabethan...

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Jacobean Drama

Jacobean drama (that is, the drama of the age of James 1-1603-1625) was a decadent form of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Elizabethan age was the golden age of English drama. But with the turn of the century the drama in England also took a turn. It does not mean that there were no dramatists left. There certainly was a large number of them, but none of them could come anywhere near Shakespeare. Just as after Chaucer poetry in England suffered a decline, similarly after Shakespeare...

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Drama: the Pitch

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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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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Elizabethan Drama

Characteristics of Elizabethan Drama From Elizabethan Drama. Janet Spens. London: Metheun & Co. Of the three types of plays recognized in the Shakespeare First Folio -- Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies -- the last has been the most discussed annd is clearest in outline. 1. Tragedy must end in some tremendous catastrophe involving in Elizabethan practice the death of the principal character. 2. The catastrophe must not be the result of mere accident, but must be brought about by some essential...

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Modern Drama

What is Realism? Realism is the movement toward representing reality as it actually is, in art. Realistic drama is an attempt to portray real life on stage, a movement away from the conventional melodramas and sentimental comedies of the 1700s. It is expressed in theatre through the use of symbolism, character development, stage setting and storyline and is exemplified in plays such as Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. The arrival of realism was indeed good...

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