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Elements of Drama
Transcript of Elements of Drama
What is the difference between film actors and theater actors? What is the difference between film and theater?
a particular type of fiction designed to be performed by actors on a stage in front of an audience.
Types of Drama
CHARACTERIZED BY ITS FOCUS ON HUMAN SUFFERING. ALLOWS THE AUDIENCE A SENSE OF CATHARSIS. ALSO USED TO HIGHLIGHT THE POWER OF CULTURAL IDENTITY AS WELL AS THE CONTINUOUS IMPACT OF HISTORY.
ANY PRODUCTION (THEATER, TELEVISION, OR FILM) WHICH USES HUMOR AS A PRIMARY MEANS TO TELL A STORY.
is a list of characters who are the people or animals that speak and perform the play. The cast list often briefly describes each character and how they are related to each other.
is generally an inactive role in a play. The narrator's comments often explain or move along the action of the play.
is information about the time and place of a play's action. The setting is usually described in stage directions or at the beginning of each scene.
are written explanations of the time and place of the play as well as instructions about how actors and actresses should speak their lines.
the conversation between and among characters in a play.
is a speech by one character that is alone on the stage. A monologue is an important, dramatic moment because all attention is focused on a single character.
an introductory speech or poem addressed to an audience at the beginning of a play.
objects used in plays to create the setting of the play.
the background screens or hangings used to create places or setting of plays.
the placement and movements of characters on the stage during
the focus of lights to draw attention to a single actor or a group of actors or the color mixture of the lights to create indoor/outdoor light or a time of day.
are created offstage to duplicate the normal sounds of the play's setting.
instructions to the cast after a performance that are designed to help the players better perform their roles.
When the audience or reader knows something that the characters in the story do not know.
A character is much like another character in class, rank, and background, but has opposite traits which provide a contrast and conflict between the two characters.
1. What is dramatic irony?
A. When a character knows something the reader doesn't.
B. When the reader knows something a character doesn't.
C. When a character uses sarcasm in dialogue.
D. a and b
2. What is a conversation between characters?
3. What is a way to divide the events that happen in a play?
4. What are instructions for actors, directors, and the stage crew?
D. Stage Directions
5. If you are looking at a list of characters in your program you are looking at a what?
D. a cast of characters
an episode within the larger structure of the play, defined by rising action, climax and resolve
literature scripted specifically for its performance; the combined dynamics of dialogue, drama, and impersonation
a change in the grouping of characters within the larger structure of an act
Use the worksheet to complete the web quest on Edmodo.com for your silent reading.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of drama which are the components through which drama is structured and composed.