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7                           ELEMENTS                              OF                            MODERN                    ...
1. Character     the people (sometimes animals or      ideas) portrayed by the actors in      the play. It is the characte...
• TYPES OF CHARACTERS     a.) Protagonist – central or principal character in        the story.     b.) Antagonist – princ...
2. Plot      This is what happens in the play.          Plot refers to the action.     -The series/sequence of events in  ...
TYPES OF CONFLICT:     A.) OPEN CONFLICT – rely on the struggle in     which the hero through perhaps fight against all   ...
3. Theme      It refers to the meaning of the play.     Theme is the main idea or the lesson     to be learned from the pl...
4. Dialogue      Provides the substance of a play.     Each word uttered by the characters.       Further the business of ...
5. Convention      These are the techniques and     methods used by the playwright        and director to create the      ...
6. Genre      Refers to the type of play. Some        examples of different genres     include, comedy, tragedy, mystery  ...
7. Audience       This is the group of people who      watch the play. Many playwrights      and actors consider the audie...
Seatwork:     Identify the elements of the drama in each of the     following numbers. Write your answer on the     space ...
_______5. this is what happens in the play. Refers to the action: the basic story line of the play. _______6. provides the...
Answer     1.Audience     2.Character     3.Convention     4.Genre     5.Plot     6.Dialogue     7.Theme>>   0    >>    1 ...
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7 elements of modern drama

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7 elements of modern drama

  1. 1. 7 ELEMENTS OF MODERN DRAMA>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  2. 2. 1. Character the people (sometimes animals or ideas) portrayed by the actors in the play. It is the characters who move the action, or plot of the play forward. - “dramatis personae” (persons of the play)>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  3. 3. • TYPES OF CHARACTERS a.) Protagonist – central or principal character in the story. b.) Antagonist – principal rival in the conflict set forth in the play. c.) Foil – is a character who defines certain characteristics in the protagonist by exhibiting opposite traits in a greater or lesser degree. d.) Confidante – provides a ready ear to which the protagonist can address certain remarks which should be heard by the audience but not by the characters.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  4. 4. 2. Plot This is what happens in the play. Plot refers to the action. -The series/sequence of events in the story; the body of the play.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  5. 5. TYPES OF CONFLICT: A.) OPEN CONFLICT – rely on the struggle in which the hero through perhaps fight against all odds is not doomed. B.FORESHADOWING – in the form of ominous hints or symbolic incidents/conditions the audience to expect certain logical developments. C.COINCIDENCE – sudden reversal of fortune plays depict climactic ironies. D.DRAMATIC IRONY – the fulfillment of a play, action or expectation in a surprising way.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  6. 6. 3. Theme It refers to the meaning of the play. Theme is the main idea or the lesson to be learned from the play. In some cases, the theme of a play is obvious other times it is quite subtle.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  7. 7. 4. Dialogue Provides the substance of a play. Each word uttered by the characters. Further the business of the play, contribute its effect as a whole.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  8. 8. 5. Convention These are the techniques and methods used by the playwright and director to create the desired stylistic effect.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  9. 9. 6. Genre Refers to the type of play. Some examples of different genres include, comedy, tragedy, mystery and historical play.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  10. 10. 7. Audience This is the group of people who watch the play. Many playwrights and actors consider the audience to be the most important elements of drama.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  11. 11. Seatwork: Identify the elements of the drama in each of the following numbers. Write your answer on the space provided. _______1. most important element of drama according to playwright and actors. _______2. people portray by the actors in the play. _______3. these are the techniques and methods used by the playwright. _______4. refers to the type of play.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  12. 12. _______5. this is what happens in the play. Refers to the action: the basic story line of the play. _______6. provides the substance of a play. Each word uttered by the characters. _______7. it refers to the meaning of the play.>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  13. 13. Answer 1.Audience 2.Character 3.Convention 4.Genre 5.Plot 6.Dialogue 7.Theme>> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>

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