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Elements of Drama
8th Grade ELAR
Drama
A

work of literature performed for an
audience, either on stage, before a
camera, or on the radio.
◦ A playwright ...
Stage Directions
Instructions

for the director, performers,
and the stage crew. These are often
printed in italics and e...
Action!!!
The

action of a play is divided into
scenes. The scene changes whenever the
setting changes. Sometimes two or ...
Characters/ Actors
In

drama, much like fiction, a character
can be a protagonist or an antagonist.
In a script, the cha...
Characters/ Actors
In

drama, much like fiction, a character
can be a protagonist or an antagonist.
In a script, the cha...
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  1. 1. Elements of Drama 8th Grade ELAR
  2. 2. Drama A work of literature performed for an audience, either on stage, before a camera, or on the radio. ◦ A playwright is the writer of a drama or play. ◦ A drama is written in the form of a script, which contains the lines the character will speak.
  3. 3. Stage Directions Instructions for the director, performers, and the stage crew. These are often printed in italics and enclosed by parentheses. Many stage directions tell actors how to speak or move. They also describe…  The scenery- the items on the stage that create the setting.  The props- the objects used in the play.  The sound effects-particularly important in a radio play.
  4. 4. Action!!! The action of a play is divided into scenes. The scene changes whenever the setting changes. Sometimes two or more scenes are grouped into acts.
  5. 5. Characters/ Actors In drama, much like fiction, a character can be a protagonist or an antagonist. In a script, the characters’ names are written before the characters’ words, or lines. A monologue is a long speech by a single character. Dialogue is the conversation between characters.
  6. 6. Characters/ Actors In drama, much like fiction, a character can be a protagonist or an antagonist. In a script, the characters’ names are written before the characters’ words, or lines. A monologue is a long speech by a single character. Dialogue is the conversation between characters.
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