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Drama. Elements of Drama Plot Characters Language and style Dialogue and stage directions Theatre Symbolism Atmosphere Place and time Irony Themes. In most dramas a narrator is not needed since plays depend on dialogue

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Elements of Drama

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Language and style
  • Dialogue and stage directions
  • Theatre
  • Symbolism
  • Atmosphere
  • Place and time
  • Irony
  • Themes
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In most dramas a narrator is not needed since plays depend on dialogue

  • Plays are not written to be read in a book; they are written to be performed on a stage
  • The theatre during the time of Shakespeare consisted of a main (lower) stage, an upper stage, a back stage and sometimes a trap door.
  • The Globe
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“It was surrounded on three sides by the "pit" in which "one-penny" spectators stood and, at a setback, by an amphitheater three stories high, each having a gallery and seating for "two-penny" theatergoers. While the galleries of the two-penny section may have been partially covered, the stage and the pit were open air. On the fourth side of the stage was an adjacent "tiring" house, where costumes changes were made”

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Props: the different items that are used on the stage such as clothes, furniture, tools –etc.

  • Todays theaters are provided with new technology that would make production much easier and expressive. The most important developments are related to sound and light effects
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Oedipus the King

  • By Sophocles
  • Characters:
  • Oedipus
  • Jocasta
  • Creon
  • Tiresias