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  • Questions :
    1.what is the difference between drama and play ? Explain your answer.
    2.why do people mostly not like to watch dramatic performance in today's time ?
    3.Why is Hamlet considered as a tragedy of revenge ?
    4.What are the characters found in Hamlet ? Who is he major character of the play ?
    5.What is it meant by :
    5.1 closet drama
    2 tragedy
    3 comedy
    4 tragicomedy
    5 farce
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  • Drama consists of tragedy;comedy and tragicomedy.Tragedy is a story with a sad ending. While comedy is a story with happy ending and tragicomedy is a story combined between tragic and comic story.Students of literature should know that not all the story ended by the death is considered as tragedy like William Shakespeare's Hamlet; Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar,etc. But, It is said as tragedy when it arouse pity and fear (Aristotle). This can be seen in T. Williams' 'A Street Car Named Desire'.; whereas the main character, Blance Du Bois does not experience death but she goes mad because of living in the world of illusion.This play is really interesting to read since T. Williams belongs to a wellknown playwright of the 20th Century American literature.
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  • There are so many kinds of drama such as melodrama, pantomime,farce,etc.While the aspects of the drama consist of characters, setting, plot, themes,language,audience and the background.William Shakespeare drama mostly consist of five acts with some scenes and has plot structures such as exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and conclusion.While Samuel Beckett dominantly avoids this use of techniques constructing plot like Shakespeare, no means Beckett broke down the conventional rules, but he formulated the specific structural plot as found in his Waiting For Godot with cycle plot.This techniques has been a tendency to be used by modern playwrights, who have been involved in the Theater of The Absurd as found the contexts of the Theater of The Absurd by Martin Esslin (Coztilanez : Literary Contemporer)
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  • Drama is also one of literary genres to be learned and presented on the stage if it is possible, This depends on the situation of how the instructor contributes his skill and techniques of teaching students about drama, but at the faculty of culture study, University of North Sumatra, drama is taught in two systems such as applying theory and presentation.The instructor of drama like Mr.Marulafau,Siamir has been teaching drama for almost 26 years and have read William Shakespeare's plays so many about 28 plays besides Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde George Bernard Shaw and some other playwrights and dramatists of English and Americans like Edward Albee, Teenesee Williams,etc.
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  • Students of English literature should keep in mind that learning drama will provide them broaden knowledge about social aspects such as what William Shakespeare in most of his plays like The Tempest and Hamlet and some other plays concerning about grasping position to be a Duke of one country, for example is good to be kept in mind as a moral lesson for man in all over the world.
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What is Drama? What is Drama? Presentation Transcript

  • Drama
  • What Is Drama? A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
  • What Is Drama?
    • Origins of Drama
      • The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to do.”
        • The earliest known plays . . .
          • were written around the fifth century B.C.
          • produced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility
  • Dramatic Structure Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict. Climax point of highest tension; action determines how the conflict will be resolved Resolution conflict is resolved; play ends Complications tension builds Exposition characters and conflict are introduced
  • Dramatic Structure
    • Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop . . .
          • between characters who want different things or the same thing
          • between a character and his or her circumstances
          • within a character who is torn by competing desires
  • Performance of a Play When you read a play, remember that it is meant to be performed for an audience. Stage Directions Playwright describes setting and characters’ actions and manner. [Wyona is sitting on the couch. She sees Paul and jumps to her feet.] Wyona. [Angrily.] What do you want? Performance
    • Theater artists bring the playwright’s vision to life on the stage.
    • The audience responds to the play and shares the experience.
  • Performance of a Play
    • Theater artists include
      • Actors
      • Directors
      • Lighting technicians
      • Stage crew
  • Setting the Stage Stages can have many different sizes and layouts.
      • “ Thrust” stage
      • The stage extends into the viewing area.
      • The audience surrounds the stage on three sides.
  • Setting the Stage “ In the round” stage is surrounded by an audience on all sides.
  • Setting the Stage Proscenium stage
      • The playing area extends behind an opening called a “proscenium arch.”
      • The audience sits on one side looking into the action.
    upstage downstage stage left stage right
  • Setting the Stage
    • Stages in Shakespeare’s time were thrust stages.
  • Setting the Stage Scene design transforms a bare stage into the world of the play. Scene design consists of
      • props
      • sets
      • costumes
      • lighting
  • Setting the Stage A stage’s set might be realistic and detailed abstract and minimal
  • Setting the Stage A lighting director skillfully uses light to change the mood and appearance of the set.
  • Setting the Stage The costume director works with the director to design the actors’ costumes.
      • Like sets, costumes can be
    detailed minimal
  • Setting the Stage Props (short for properties ) are items that the characters carry or handle onstage.
      • The person in charge of props must make sure that the right props are available to the actors at the right moments.
  • The Characters The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms. Dialogue: conversations of characters onstage Monologue: long speech given by one character to others Soliloquy: speech by a character alone onstage to himself or herself or to the audience Asides: remarks made to the audience or to one character; the other characters onstage do not hear an aside
  • The Audience Finally, a play needs an audience to experience the performance understand the story respond to the characters
  • The End
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