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Sachin Jay

on 15 January 2014

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Transcript of Drama

In the climax, the protagonist's fate is changed to suit the intention of the plot. It is a turning point.
At this point the mystery or the final act of the drama comes into play, which is then solved. All accomplised events will have some artistic or emotional effect.
Comedy point out human weaknesses by making us laugh at characters who are hypocritical, foolish, or being unaware of their failures.
What is Drama?
Drama is a special type of literature. It uses plots and characters to develop a theme, just like fiction. It is unique because it is performed in front an audience.
Three Types of Drama
1. Comedy
2. Tragedy
3. Melodrama
Plots are usually implausible, with strange concidences and mistaken identities.
Romantic Comedy
Satirical Comedy
Comedic satire is used to ridicule, in a humorous way, an aspect of society.
Portrays missed potential in a highly respected person and admired by other characters.
Their downfall is brought by their own character flaws, or error in judgement.
Melodrama portrays human anguish and suffering. The protagonists are typically good people, but they do bring their downfall by themselves.
In melodrama, one-dimensiola characters exist. The good characters overcome evil, and the endings are usually happy.
The plot contains unrealistic, sensational, and exaggerated themes.
A script is a written version of a drama. It contains stage directions, acts and scenes, cast of characters, and the dialogue.
Acts and Scenes
Scripts are organized into acts, which are in turn divided into scenes. Brief plays contain only one act, while other have more than one.
Stage Directions
Stage directions are instructions for the drama that appears on stage. Typically, they describe the act and suggest how the actors should move, act, and speak.
The setting in a drama includes, the time, and the set. It also includes lighting, sound effects, mood and atmosphere of the play
Cast of Characters
In a drama, characters are presented in a cast that appears at the beginning of the script
One act plays have only two or three characters. Longer, three act plays have as many as 20 or 30 characters. However, only six or seven characters play a central role.
The main characters are rounded; meaning that they are complex and multiple sided.
A dialogue is a conservation between two or more people. Dialogues with gestures and facial expressions are the main source of a drama's meaning.
A monologue is a long speech spoken by one character, usually when alone. This enables a character to convey his/her thoughts to the audience.
Elements of a Drama
Act and scenes
Stage Directions
Cast of Characters
Rising Action
This portion of a drama introduces the background information to the audience. This may include the following: details about the setting, events taking place before the main plot, and characters' back stories.
Rising Action
A series of related events, with respect to the rising events, cause an interest towards the greatest point in the plot.
Wikipedia contributors. "Plot (narrative)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
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