DRAMA AND THEATRE

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DRAMA AND THEATRE

  1. 1. OUTLINE• What is Drama?• The Elements of Drama• The Drama Medium• Useful Words to Know• Let’s Put on a Play!
  2. 2. A story written to beperformed by actors.
  3. 3. • Theme• Plot• Characters• Language/dialogue• Music• Spectacle/scene• Audience• Genre
  4. 4. • Costume• Sound• Lighting• Props• Stage
  5. 5. • Dramatist/playwright: the person whowrites the play• Dramatise: to make it into a play• Stage directions: instructions in thescripts• Offstage/backstage: a scene that is notvisible to the audience• Spectator: the audience• Spectacle: a visual performance
  6. 6. In Shakespeares time there were no female actors. Therole of women had to be played by young boys who hadnot gone through puberty.

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