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The Elements of Drama. 7 th Grade Language Arts, Mr. Darin E. Pearson. Guiding Question. How does the television world create their product?. Drama. Comes from the Greek Word, “ Dran ” Means “ To do ” or “ To Act ” The Doing/Acting Makes Drama . Drama ….

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The elements of drama

The Elements of Drama

7th Grade Language Arts, Mr. Darin E. Pearson


Guiding question

Guiding Question

  • How does the television world create their product?


Drama

Drama

  • Comes from the Greek Word, “Dran”

  • Means “To do” or “To Act”

  • The Doing/Acting Makes Drama


Drama1

Drama…

  • …is a story told in front of an audience


Elements of drama

Elements of Drama

  • Playwright-the author of a play

  • Actors-the people who perform

  • Acts-the units of action

  • Scenes-parts of the acts


Elements of drama1

Elements of Drama

  • Characterization-playwright’s technique for making believable characters


Dramatic speech

Dramatic Speech

  • Dialogue-conversation between or among characters

  • Monologue-long speech by one single character (private thoughts)


Stage directions

Stage Directions

  • Found in brackets [ ]

  • Describe scenery and how characters speak

  • C, Center Stage

  • L, Stage Left

  • R, Stage Right

  • U, Upstage or Rear

  • D, Downstage or Front


Theater

Theater

  • Where a play takes place


The elements of drama

Set

  • Construction on the stage that shows time/place

  • Could be called Scenery


Props

Props

  • Small movable items that the actors use to make actions look real


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