Everything You Need to Know About Drama

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Everything You Need to Know About Drama

  1. 1. English 3 Presentation By Ms. Boardman Everything You Need To Know About Drama
  2. 2. Dionysus God of Wine and Theater
  3. 3. Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC Philosopher Teacher Writer
  4. 5. Aristotle’s Six Elements of Drama <ul><li>Plot (the incidents or story line) </li></ul><ul><li>Character (physical,social,psychological,moral-people represented in the play) </li></ul><ul><li>Thought/Theme (insights into humanity and life) </li></ul><ul><li>Music (all sound) </li></ul><ul><li>Spectacle (scenery and other visual elements) </li></ul><ul><li>Diction/language (the dialogue and poetry) </li></ul>6
  5. 6. The Tragic Hero According to Aristotle <ul><li>Comes from nobility </li></ul><ul><li>Has a tragic flaw </li></ul><ul><li>Undergoes a Reversal of Fortune </li></ul><ul><li>Has a Downfall </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes his mistakes </li></ul>
  6. 7. 4 Main Stage Types Thrust Proscenium Arch Transverse Theatre in the Round
  7. 8. Proscenium Arch
  8. 9. Drama Terms to Know Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Denouement Protagonist Antagonist Tragic Hero Proscenium Arch Apron Downstage Stage Left Stage Right WINGS Upstage Tragedy Plot Music Character Spectacle Theme Diction Deus Ex Machina
  9. 10. THE END

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