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  • 1. 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!
  • 2. Drama comes from Greek words meaning "to do" or "to act." 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. The drama should have several messages (Themes) that the script writer wants to convey. Some of the themes in drama: Death and Life Regrets Discrimination and stereotypes Love
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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?
  • 9. Visit the website in the reference page to find out more!
  • 10. Ronald Allan Chionglo. Introduction to Drama. 28th November 2010. <http://litera1no4.tripod.com/drama.html> Credit (Pictures): http://www.dit.ie/news/archive2008/isda/ http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2010/09/17/nick- melvin-leaves-empire-state-south