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Transcript of Drama
Parts of a drama
When the audience knows more than the characters.
A story that is meant to be performed for an audience.
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
and is infomation provided solely for the actors, crew, and direction--not the audience.
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.
What are you doing?
Dialogue is the conversation between two or more characters. Unlike fiction, the majority of the story is told through dialogue.
Juliet: Romeo, you are awesome!
Romeo: Thanks, Juliet
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
A soliloquy is a speech in which a character who is usually alone onstage reveals private thoughts that the audience is allowed to overhear.
An aside is a brief remark in which a character expresses private thoughts to the audience rather than to other characters.
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
The tragic hero in a tragedy has a tragic flaw (hamartia). This character's flaw leads to their demise.
Tragedies are meant to make the audience feel a sense of catharsis, which is the purging of negative emotions such as pity and fear.
In a tragedy, the climax is when the tragic hero's fate "turns" from good to bad.
Act 2--Rising Action
Parts of a Drama
Plays are divided into acts, which act as chapters in a play.
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.
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.
This is the point in the story when the conflict is resolved.
Turn in your homework.
Fill out your freshman planner
You will need the following items:
drama note taking guide
bell work journal
something to write with
October 17, 2016
Copy the following notes into your journal:
Example: Officer Webb,
one of the security guards
, caught the burglar.
one thing you learned today.
Was today's lesson HOT or NOT? Explain your answer