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The Different Types Of Dialogue

My presentation of differing types of Dialogue in Drama. It's so exciting you will explode!

Shannon Horton

on 21 September 2012

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By Shannon Horton and Aimee Barratt The Different Types Of Dialogue In Drama What is drama? Drama is the writing that is meant to be performed by actors for an audience. This includes words the actors say –plus stage directions, which are comments on how and where the actors move and speak. When you read drama, you “set the stage” in your own mind, using your imagination to visualize the scenery, lighting, costumes, and actors. Dialogues are literally the words that the actors deliver. This is obviously in the form of spoken word and do not include stage directions, actions, emotions etc. Dialogue is literally the text from a script. Dialogue is not to be confused with duologue, which consists of two characters speaking. This can be a scene directed for two characters or simple dialogue between to characters. Here are some examples of duologue in a play. What is Dialogue? A monologue is where other actions can be present during the speech. This can be in the form of freezing the actions on stage to create a voice-over type of effect. This is different to an aside-which is a direct comment to the audience where other actions can also be present. Monologues and asides have differing factors. For example, asides reveal ideas/the real intention of a character, whereas, monologues can be indirect, and not aimed at one specific character. Here are some examples of monologues and asides from plays. What is Monologue? A soliloquy is extended dialogue from one actor. This can be in the form of an argument or expressing an idea/opinion. This is very common in tragedies as they convey a deep, personal symbolism that can only be shown through extended dialogue. It also gives the audience an insight into their life. A very famous example of that is in the film "A Streetcar Named Desire", from the protagonist of the film, Blanche DuBois: "He was a boy." What are Soliloquy's? The voice of the play refers to the way an actor acts a character. This is expressed by: the pitch, the tone, the pace, the projection, the received pronunciation, emotion and action of the actor's voice. This conveys mainly, the dialect and sociolect of the character in question. This can be executed perfectly in the play "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russel. Not only is this a duologue, but it shows perfect social class division. What is the voice of a play?
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