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Published on November 14, 2008

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GENRE: DRAMA Hyatt, English 110 Review, Trimester 1, 2008-2009

DRAMA DEFINITION A drama tells a story, usually of human conflict, through dialogue and action. Definition: “ A story in dramatic form, typically emphasizing conflict in key characters and written to be performed by actors” (from Harris, et al. The Literacy Dictionary, IRA, 1995) “… three necessary elements in drama: (1) a story (2) told in action (3) by characters who impersonate the characters of the story” (Thrall and Hibbert , A Handbook to Literature , Odyssey Press,1960)

A drama tells a story, usually of human conflict, through dialogue and action.

Definition:

“ A story in dramatic form, typically emphasizing conflict in key characters and written to be performed by actors” (from Harris, et al. The Literacy Dictionary, IRA, 1995)

“… three necessary elements in drama: (1) a story (2) told in action (3) by characters who impersonate the characters of the story” (Thrall and Hibbert , A Handbook to Literature , Odyssey Press,1960)

PURPOSE To entertain To provoke thought and emotion To present a visual and aural experience for the audience

To entertain

To provoke thought and emotion

To present a visual and aural experience for the audience

Form and Features: Dramas/plays consist of two parts: spoken dialogue and stage directions: Stage directions describe setting, lighting, movement of characters and props, intonation of dialogue, costumes. Setting for each scene is given in italics at the beginning of the text for that scene. Stage directions are usually in italics and square brackets at the appropriate place in the script. Stage directions begin with a capital letter and end with a period, even if not complete sentences. Lines and sections are sometimes numbered on the left-hand side of the page so references can be made, like definitions.

Dramas/plays consist of two parts: spoken dialogue and stage directions:

Stage directions describe setting, lighting, movement of characters and props, intonation of dialogue, costumes.

Setting for each scene is given in italics at the beginning of the text for that scene.

Stage directions are usually in italics and square brackets at the appropriate place in the script.

Stage directions begin with a capital letter and end with a period, even if not complete sentences.

Lines and sections are sometimes numbered on the left-hand side of the page so references can be made, like definitions.

MORE ON DRAMA: CONFLICT There is usually at least one antagonist and one protagonist. Characters names are listed at the beginning of the drama/play, usually in the order of their appearance. This listing often includes brief information including: age, appearance, role in the play, and/or relationship to other characters in the play. Conflict, the tension that exists between the forces in the character’s life, is important in drama and can be in four forms: - Person – against – self - Person – against – person - Person – against – nature - Person – against – society

There is usually at least one antagonist and one protagonist.

Characters names are listed at the beginning of the drama/play, usually in the order of their appearance. This listing often includes brief information including: age, appearance, role in the play, and/or relationship to other characters in the play.

Conflict, the tension that exists between the forces in the character’s life, is important in drama and can be in four forms:

- Person – against – self

- Person – against – person

- Person – against – nature

- Person – against – society

STRUCTURE AND PLOT Dramatic structure has been compared to the tying and untying of a knot. The structure of dramatic conflict includes the following: Exposition creates the tone, introduces the setting and some of the characters and gives background Rising Action or Complication sets the action in motion, continues through stages of Conflict to the Climax . Falling Action stresses the activity of the forces opposing the hero as the action moves to the Denouement or resolution

Dramatic structure has been compared to the tying and untying of a knot. The structure of dramatic conflict includes the following:

Exposition creates the tone, introduces the setting and some of the characters and gives background

Rising Action or Complication sets the action in motion, continues through stages of Conflict to the Climax .

Falling Action stresses the activity of the forces opposing the hero as the action moves to the Denouement or resolution

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