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Prezi - Introduction to Drama (notes)

for The Miracle Worker
by

Jennifer Campbell

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of Prezi - Introduction to Drama (notes)

(not Freshman drama!)
Whoooo... knows about DRAMA?!
is a
"The Miracle Worker"
drama.
What is a drama?
literature meant to be performed in front of an audience
Printed Plays
consist mainly of

and
dialogue

stage directions
dialogue:
written conversation between two or more characters
stage directions:
directions to help production
Stage directions are used in several ways:
1. how to move or read
2. sound effects and music
3. lighting and design
Stage directions and dialogue help the reader:
understand the playwright's purpose as well as theme of the play.
is the oldest form of
Drama
literature
Three essential ingredients of a drama are:
1. conflict
2. characters
3. dialogue
Plays are written to appeal to

the ___________, as well as the

___________ and _____________ of

the ______________.
mind
eyes
ears
audience
Therefore, ____________ should be ___________

and _______________, _______________ and

_______________ orally.
plays
heard
seen
viewed
read
Important things to remember about plays:
1. a playwright usually provides the audience with:
background information
A. setting - time & place
B. characters
2. The climax of the play is the
moment of highest intensity
3. a play normally ends with
the resolution of the conflict.
4. a playwright makes effective use of

_______________to emphasize the meaning

of ________________.
sound effects
the dialogue
5. Sound effects can be as

important as ______________.
dialogue
When we read ________________ we should

remember to try and ______________ them

in our minds.
outloud
imagine
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