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Drama!. Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. (DRAMA IS FICTIONAL ACTING) The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action". Drama!. There are two main types of Drama Comedy Tragedy Drama is often combined with music and dance:

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drama
Drama!
  • Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.
    • (DRAMA IS FICTIONAL ACTING)
  • The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action"
drama1
Drama!
  • There are two main types of Drama
    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
  • Drama is often combined with music and dance:
    • The drama in opera is sung throughout
    • Musicals include spoken dialogue and songs
    • Some forms of drama have regular musical accompaniment
drama terms
Drama Terms!
  • Act - A unit or division of a play, made up of one or more scenes. Plays may be divided into one, two, three or five acts.
  • Scene - a division of an act: the setting and time stays the same
characters
Characters
  • Protagonist – The main character, usually the ‘good guy’
  • Antagonist – The anti-protagonist, the one who causes the problems for the main characters
  • Foil – a character who has qualities that are in sharp contrast to another character, thus emphasizing the traits of each
more terms
More Terms
  • Dialogue - Passages of speech between characters in a play.
  • Fourth Wall - The imaginary fourth wall that is removed from box set to enable the audience to see the action on stage.
  • Stage Direction - Indications in a script for entrances and exits, and for movement in relation to the set within a particular scene (Stage Right, Stage Left)
terms continued
Terms Continued
  • Aside - Sometimes referred to as breaking the fourth wall, it refers to a speech or comment made by an actor directly to the audience about the action of the play or another character. The other characters are unaware of this action.
  • Cue - The words or actions at which an actor is expected to deliver a line or a crew member is expected to perform some task.
remember these
Remember These?
  • Round, Flat, Static, Dynamic
  • Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution
  • Theme, Plot
  • Setting, Characters
  • Foreshadowing
  • Conflict
types of speeches
Types of speeches
  • Soliloquy
    • A longer speech that reveals the innermost thoughts and feelings of the character who speaks it – like they are talking to themselves
    • Usually alone on stage
    • Or other characters do not hear the character’s speech
types of speeches1
Types of Speeches
  • Monologue
    • A long speech given by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience
      • Usually important to note main idea or theme because the playwright included for some reason!
      • AUTHOR’S PURPOSE SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON YOUR MIND!