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4 What Is Drama? Origins of Drama – Words drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to execute.” The earliest known plays... – were created approximately the fifth century B.C. – produced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and also fertility
5 Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play entails characters that challenge a difficulty or dispute. Climax point of highest tension; action determines how the dispute will be readdressed Resolution conflict is resolved; play ends Complications anxiety builds Exposition characters and problem are introduced Dramatic Structure
6 Conflict is a battle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict might develop... in between characters that want various things or the exact same point between a character and also his or her scenarios within a character that is torn by competing desires Dramatic Structure
7 A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. Tragedies pit human constraints against the larger forces of destiny. ideal and wrong justice and injustice life and also death Tragedy Many timeless Greek tragedies attend to significant, universal themes such as
8 The protagonist of a lot of classic tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero is noble and also in many type of means admirable has a tragic flaw, a personal failing that leads to a tragic end rebelliousness jealousy pride Tragedy
9 Comedy A comedy is a play that ends happily. The plot normally centers on a romantic problem. boy meets girl boy loses girl boy wins girl
10 nobilityservantstownspeople Comedy The major characters in a comedy might be anyone:
11 Comic complications constantly take place prior to the conflict is readdressed. In many instances, the play ends through a wedding. Comedy
12 Modern Comedy Modern Comedies – In modern comedies, the genders in this romantic plot pattern sometimes are reversed.
14 lengthy flashbacks music visual projections of a character’s personal thoughts
15 Stage Directions Playwright explains establishing and characters’ actions and manner.
16 Performance of a Play Theater artists incorporate Actors Directors Lighting technicians Stage crew
17 Stperiods deserve to have many kind of different sizes and layouts. “Thrust” phase Setting the Stage The phase extends right into the viewing location. The audience surrounds the phase on three sides.
18 “In the round” stage is surrounded by an audience on all sides. Setting the Stage
19 Proscenium stage Setting the Stage The playing area extends behind an opening referred to as a “proscenium arch.” The audience sits on one side looking into the activity. upstage downphase stage leftphase best
20 Setting the Stage Stperiods in Shakespeare’s time were thrust stages.
21 Scene architecture transdevelops a bare stage right into the civilization of the play. Scene architecture consists of props sets costumes lighting Setting the Stage
22 A stage’s set can be realistic and also thorough Setting the Stage abstract and minimal
23 A lighting director skillfully provides light to readjust the mood and appearance of the set. Setting the Stage
24 The costume director functions with the director to design the actors’ costumes. Like sets, costumes can be in-depth minimal Setting the Stage
25 Props (short for properties) are items that the characters bring or take care of onstage. The perboy in charge of props need to make sure that the ideal props are obtainable to the actors at the right moments. Setting the Stage
26 The characters’ speech may take any of the following creates.
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Dialogue: conversations of personalities onstage Monologue: lengthy speech provided by one character to others Soliloquy: speech by a character alone onphase to himself or herself or to the audience Asides: remarks made to the audience or to one character; the various other personalities onphase execute not hear an aside The Characters
27 Finally, a play requirements an audience to experience the performance understand the story respond to the personalities The Audience
28 Work together to finish a literary analysis worksheet – may use groups of as much as 5. Use the handout to help you understand: Plot, Setting, Character, Conflict, Symbol, Point of View, Theme and Culture