You have learnt poem and prose in Secondary 1.
Do you remember what are some of the poems and
prose you have learnt?
Now let us learn what drama is!
Drama comes from Greek words meaning "to do" or
A play is a story acted out. It shows people going
through some eventful period in their lives, seriously
or humorously. The speech and action of a play
recreate the flow of human life.
A play comes fully to life only on the stage.
A drama can be a comedy or tragedy.
“I made a mistake in drama. I thought drama was when
actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries”
– Frank Capra
A drama should have characters.
The characters must be full, rich, interesting, and
different enough from each other so that in one way
or another they conflict.
What are some of the popular TV drama serials you
know? Do they have any special characteristic traits
that make them special?
Conflicts between the characters is essential for the
development of the plot.
Conflicts need not necessarily be resolved. However,
there is a need for a conclusion to the drama.
The drama should have several messages (Themes)
that the script writer wants to convey.
Some of the themes in drama:
Death and Life
Discrimination and stereotypes
Director- Overall-in-charge, design transitions of scenes
Playwright- Writes the play and works with the director
to determine the flow of the scene.
Set designer- Design cost-effective and appropriate set
for the different scenes.
Costume designer- Plan costumes for actors.
Sound and effects coordinator – Present and coordinate
music, lighting and other effects that enhance the
atmosphere and dramatic effect.
Every one has an important role to play! What do you
like to be?
How to decide what role is suited for you?
Consider your talents. What are you good at? Do you
have a creative mind?
Are you versatile in expressing your emotions?
Do you have a great imagination? And can write well?
Visit the website in the reference page to find out
Ronald Allan Chionglo. Introduction to Drama. 28th