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SIX ELEMENTS OF DRAMA. According to Aristotle. ‘Drama’ is a Greek word with two meanings. The First - “ACTION” The Second – “TO DO” Tragedy was considered the highest form of drama. 1 st Element of Drama. PLOT What happens in the play???. So what kind of things happen in the play?.

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Six elements of drama

SIX ELEMENTS OF DRAMA

According to Aristotle


Drama is a greek word with two meanings

‘Drama’ is a Greek word with two meanings

  • The First - “ACTION”

  • The Second – “TO DO”

  • Tragedy was considered the highest form of drama


1 st element of drama

1st Element of Drama

  • PLOT

    • What happens in the play???


So what kind of things happen in the play

So what kind of things happen in the play?

  • Exposition (the set up)

  • Inciting Incident (what begins the conflict)

  • Conflict and Complications

  • Crisis

  • Resolutions

  • Catharsis


2 nd element

2nd Element

  • The Characters

    • The people in the play

    • Don’t forget Rosalyn.

      • This also includes people you only hear about.


3 rd element

3rd Element

  • Theme

    • The message the author is trying to convey to the audience.

Here’s a secret, whenever you read something, you also become the

‘author’ of the work’s meaning.


4 th element

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4th Element

  • Music

    • Instruments

    • Singing

    • Use of language

      • Iambic pentameter

        • The “buBumbumBums”

“Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face,” (R&J Act 2 sc. 2 line 90)


5 th element

5th Element

  • Spectacle

  • Lighting

  • Sounds

  • Costumes

  • Combat

  • Special effects and more.


6 th element

6th Element

  • LANGUAGE

  • Metaphor

  • Symbol

  • Simile

  • Foreshadowing

  • Personification

  • Alliteration

  • Allusion

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Humor


In conclusion

In Conclusion

  • Read this…

  • I am going to give you a hand out.

  • Take time tonight to compare your cornel notes with the handout, make sure you have all the information. Also read the reverse side.

  • There is going to be a quiz on this tomorrow…prepare for it, if you are prepared it will be good for you. (keep reading)


Does anyone have any questions for me

Does anyone have any questions for me?

  • ?????

  • ???

  • ?

  • Ok.


Does anyone remember what the secret i mentioned earlier was

Does anyone remember what the secret I mentioned earlier was?

  • Please raise your hand.

  • Thankyou.


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