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Elements of Drama. Terminology. Acts – units of action in drama Example: Act 1 Scenes – smaller parts of acts Example: Act 1, Scene 1 Dialogue – words that characters say Example: Gluskabe : It is very cold this winter. No quotation marks used

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terminology
Terminology
  • Acts – units of action in drama

Example: Act 1

  • Scenes – smaller parts of acts

Example: Act 1, Scene 1

  • Dialogue – words that characters say

Example: Gluskabe: It is very cold this winter.

    • No quotation marks used
    • Character’s names placed in front of character’s words
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Script – printed form of a play or drama

Example: The physical copy of the play Gluskabe and Old Man Winter

  • Stage Directions – written as information in brackets

Example: [Dark room with one lamp glowing; Jeb looks tired.]

    • Describes what the stage looks like
    • Describe how characters should act
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Set – arrangement of scenery that shows tie and place of action

Example: wigman in corner with bare trees, snow on the ground

  • Props – objects on the stage that actors use

Example: book, suitcase, flashlight

types of drama
Types of Drama
  • Drama - word often used to describe a play with a serious subject
  • Comedy – a type of drama with a happy ending. Some are written for entertainment. Others are written to address serious issues in a humorous way.
  • Tragedy – drama in which events lead to a downfall of the main character. The main character is usually a very important person, such as a king.
dramatic forms
Dramatic Forms
  • screenplays- scripts for movies
  • Teleplays – screenplays for television
  • Radio plays – scripts for radio broadcast