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Drama

 
 

 

 

 


The Elements of Drama

Drama: A prose or verse composition, especially one telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action.

Stage Direction: An instruction written as part of the script or play.

Dialect: The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.

Tragic Flaw: downfall resulted from outside force or from weakness within the character  

Comedy: A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict.

Tragedy: A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.

Foreshadowing: Inferring what will happen in the future without stating it verbally.

Tone:  The pitch of a word used to determine its meaning or to distinguish differences in meaning.

Symbol: Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.

Tragic Hero: A literary character that makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy

Cast: Members of the play that either performs or on technical staff.

Dialogue: A conversation between two people.

Soliloquy: A speech you make to yourself or a usually long dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections.

Play: To perform or act (a role or part) in a dramatic performance.

Act: A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation.

Scene: The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.