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Drama

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on 16 October 2017

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Transcript of Drama

Types of Plays
Tragedy
Parts of a drama
Dramatic Irony
When the audience knows more than the characters.
Dramatic Structure
Practice!!
The End
Drama
Drama
A story that is meant to be performed for an audience.
Stage Direction
Stage direction tells how the work is to be performed or staged. It provides details about the sets, lighting, sound effects, props, costumes, and acting. Stage direction is usually presented in
italics
and is infomation provided solely for the actors, crew, and direction--not the audience.
Example
Early morning in the classroom. There is a broken computer on the floor next to the teacher's desk. David enters and sees Cathy. He seems shocked.

David:
shouting.
What are you doing?
Cathy:
Nervous.
Nothing.
Dialogue
Dialogue is the conversation between two or more characters. Unlike fiction, the majority of the story is told through dialogue.
Example
Juliet: Romeo, you are awesome!

Romeo: Thanks, Juliet
Monologue
Monologue is a long, uninterrupted speech given by a character to other characters onstage. Monologues are used to give information to audience about the setting, a character, the conflict, etc
Example
Soliloquy
A soliloquy is a speech in which a character who is usually alone onstage reveals private thoughts that the audience is allowed to overhear.
Example
Aside
An aside is a brief remark in which a character expresses private thoughts to the audience rather than to other characters.
Example
Chorus
A chorus is a group of performers who comment on the action in a play. The chorus originated in Greek tragedies.
Tragedy & Comedy
Focuses on human suffering
Tragic Hero
The tragic hero in a tragedy has a tragic flaw (hamartia). This character's flaw leads to their demise.
Catharsis
Tragedies are meant to make the audience feel a sense of catharsis, which is the purging of negative emotions such as pity and fear.
Climax
In a tragedy, the climax is when the tragic hero's fate "turns" from good to bad.
Acts 1--Exposition
Act 2--Rising Action
Parts of a Drama
Acts
Plays are divided into acts, which act as chapters in a play.
Scenes
Acts are divided into scenes. Everything in a scene takes place at the same time and place.
Often plays are divided into 5 acts
The exposition provides viewers of the play with information about the setting, conflict, and characters.
The rising action contains a series of events that lead to the climax.
Act 3--Climax
The turning point of the play.This marks the change in the protagonist's journey--either for the better or for the worse.
Act 4--Falling Action
These are the final moments that lead to the resolution.
Act 5--Resolution
This is the point in the story when the conflict is resolved.
Example
Example
Example
Welcome!
7th period- turn in sonnet
Fill out your freshman planner

You will need the following items:
binder/folder
assignment log
drama note taking guide
bell work journal
something to write with
highlighter
Bell Work
October 16, 2017
Copy the following notes in your journal:
Transitional phrases
You need to place a comma after a transitional phrase.
Exit Ticket
Write down one thing you liked about the last nine weeks.

Write one thing you want me to change about the class for this nine weeks.

1) Therefore the movie was good.
2) Furthermore Bladerunner illustrated the important issues associated with perception and A.I.
3) In conclusion I am right.
Bell Work Part II
1) What did you do well the first nine week grading period?

2) What do you need to work on?

3) What is your goal this nine weeks?

4) How do you plan to achieve that goal?
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