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  1. The Elements of Drama 7th Grade Language Arts, Mr. Darin E. Pearson

  2. Guiding Question • How does the television world create their product?

  3. Drama • Comes from the Greek Word, “Dran” • Means “To do” or “To Act” • The Doing/Acting Makes Drama

  4. Drama… • …is a story told in front of an audience

  5. Elements of Drama • Playwright-the author of a play • Actors-the people who perform • Acts-the units of action • Scenes-parts of the acts

  6. Elements of Drama • Characterization-playwright’s technique for making believable characters

  7. Dramatic Speech • Dialogue-conversation between or among characters • Monologue-long speech by one single character (private thoughts)

  8. 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

  9. Theater • Where a play takes place

  10. Set • Construction on the stage that shows time/place • Could be called Scenery

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