Drama
What Is Drama? A  drama  is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
What Is Drama? <ul><li>Origins of Drama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The word  drama  comes from the Greek verb  dran,  which mea...
Dramatic Structure Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or  conflict. Clima...
Dramatic Structure <ul><li>Conflict  is   a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develo...
Performance of a Play When you read a play, remember that it is meant to be performed for an audience.  Stage Directions P...
Performance of a Play <ul><li>Theater artists   include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directors ...
Setting the Stage Stages  can have many different sizes and layouts. <ul><ul><li>“ Thrust” stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Setting the Stage “ In the round” stage  is surrounded by an audience on all sides.
Setting the Stage Proscenium stage <ul><ul><li>The playing area extends behind an opening called a “proscenium arch.” </li...
Setting the Stage <ul><li>Stages in Shakespeare’s time  were thrust stages. </li></ul>
Setting the Stage Scene design  transforms a bare stage into the world of the play. Scene design consists of <ul><ul><li>p...
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. <ul><ul><li>Like sets, co...
Setting the Stage Props  (short for  properties ) are items that the characters carry or handle onstage. <ul><ul><li>The p...
The Characters The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms. Dialogue:  conversations of characters onstage ...
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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    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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What is Drama?

  1. 1. Drama
  2. 2. What Is Drama? A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
  3. 3. What Is Drama? <ul><li>Origins of Drama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to do.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The earliest known plays . . . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>were written around the fifth century B.C. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>produced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Dramatic Structure <ul><li>Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>between characters who want different things or the same thing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>between a character and his or her circumstances </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>within a character who is torn by competing desires </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 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 <ul><li>Theater artists bring the playwright’s vision to life on the stage. </li></ul><ul><li>The audience responds to the play and shares the experience. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Performance of a Play <ul><li>Theater artists include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stage crew </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Setting the Stage Stages can have many different sizes and layouts. <ul><ul><li>“ Thrust” stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stage extends into the viewing area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The audience surrounds the stage on three sides. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Setting the Stage “ In the round” stage is surrounded by an audience on all sides.
  10. 10. Setting the Stage Proscenium stage <ul><ul><li>The playing area extends behind an opening called a “proscenium arch.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The audience sits on one side looking into the action. </li></ul></ul>upstage downstage stage left stage right
  11. 11. Setting the Stage <ul><li>Stages in Shakespeare’s time were thrust stages. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Setting the Stage Scene design transforms a bare stage into the world of the play. Scene design consists of <ul><ul><li>props </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>costumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lighting </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Setting the Stage A stage’s set might be realistic and detailed abstract and minimal
  14. 14. Setting the Stage A lighting director skillfully uses light to change the mood and appearance of the set.
  15. 15. Setting the Stage The costume director works with the director to design the actors’ costumes. <ul><ul><li>Like sets, costumes can be </li></ul></ul>detailed minimal
  16. 16. Setting the Stage Props (short for properties ) are items that the characters carry or handle onstage. <ul><ul><li>The person in charge of props must make sure that the right props are available to the actors at the right moments. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. The Audience Finally, a play needs an audience to experience the performance understand the story respond to the characters
  19. 19. The End
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