Objectives: the student will be able to…. Define the literary term “play”. Identify the differences between a play and prose. Plays: Stories Acted Out. A play is a story acted out, live and on stage. It presents characters performed by flesh and blood people in a physical setting.
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A play is a story acted out, live and on stage. It presents characters performed by flesh and blood people in a physical setting.
One major point of difference between stories and plays is: of characters carrying out a series of actions, driven by a conflict of some kind.
A story is a prose narrative. In other words, a narrator describes the characters, actions, and setting to you.
A play follows the same plot structure as any other story.
Submitted by Julie MacGregor