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Elements of Drama There are three types of Drama Elements. Literary Technical Performance Literary Elements (What is needed to write a script or story?) Script Plot Character Story Organization Setting Dialogue Monologue Conflict Technical Elements (What is needed to produce a play?)

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Elements of Drama


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There are three types of Drama Elements.

  • Literary

  • Technical

  • Performance


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Literary Elements(What is needed to write a script or story?)

  • Script

  • Plot

  • Character

  • Story Organization

  • Setting

  • Dialogue

  • Monologue

  • Conflict


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Technical Elements(What is needed to produce a play?)

  • Scenery

  • Costumes

  • Props

  • Sound and Music

  • Make-up


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Performance Elements (What do the actors do on stage to make a character come alive?)

  • Acting

  • Speaking

  • Non-verbal Expression


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But…what do all these words mean?


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All the elements of drama combine to make a good production. They are all important. Some demonstrate more of one element than others.


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Literary Elements

  • Script

  • Plot

  • Character

  • Story Organization

  • Setting

  • Dialogue

  • Monologue

  • Conflict


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Literary Elements

  • Script?

  • A script is the written words and directions of a play.


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Literary Elements

  • Plot?

  • The plot is the storyline or arrangement of action.


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Literary Elements

  • Character?

  • A character is a person portrayed in a drama.


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Literary Elements

  • Story Organization?

  • The story organization is how a story is told – the beginning, middle and end.


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Literary Elements

  • Setting?

  • The setting is where the action takes place.


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Literary Elements

  • Dialogue?

  • A dialogue is a spoken conversation between two characters.


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Literary Elements

  • Monologue?

  • A monologue is a long speech made by one person.


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Literary Elements

  • Conflict?

  • The internal or external struggle between opposing forces, ideas, or interests that create dramatic tension.


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Technical Elements

  • Scenery

  • Costumes

  • Props

  • Sound and Music

  • Make-up


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Technical Elements

  • Scenery?

  • The scenery is theatrical equipment such as curtains, backdrops, and platforms to communicate the environment. An example might be trees to show a forest environment.


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Technical Elements

  • Props?

  • Props are any article other than costumes or scenery used as part of a dramatic production. An example might be a table on the stage.


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Technical Elements

  • Sound and Music?

  • Sound is the effect an audience hears during a show, like the sound of rain. And music – well, you know what music is!


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Technical Elements

  • Make-up?

  • Make-up is the use of costumes, wigs and body paint to transform an actor into a character.


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Performance Elements

  • Acting

  • Speaking

  • Non-verbal Expression


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Performance Elements

  • Acting?

    Acting is how speaking and moving help to create characters.


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Performance Elements

  • Non-verbal Expression

    Non-expression includes gestures, facial expressions, and movement.


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Performance Elements

  • Speaking

    Speaking is vocal expression, projection, speaking style and diction.


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Now. Can you name one Literary Element?

  • Script

  • Plot

  • Character

  • Story Organization

  • Setting

  • Dialogue

  • Monologue

  • Conflict


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Can you name one Technical Element?

  • Scenery

  • Costumes

  • Props

  • Sound and Music

  • Make-up


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Can you name one Performance Element?

  • Acting

  • Speaking

  • Non-verbal Expression (An Example might be Mime.)


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  • Now we are going to complete an exit slip about the elements of drama. Remember what we have talked about.


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