Elements of Drama. Drama. The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran , which means “to do .” The Doing/Acting is what makes drama. The earliest known plays. . . Were written around the fifth century B.C Produced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility.
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Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict.
point of highest tension;action determines how the conflict will be resolved
conflict is resolved;
Expositioncharacters and conflictare introduced
The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms:
A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily.
right and wrong
justice and injustice
life and death
The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero:
A comedy is a play that ends happily. The plot usually centers on a romantic conflict.
boy wins girl
boy loses girl
boy meets girl
The main characters in a comedy could be anyone:
Makes a sound like