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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
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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
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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
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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