Elements of Drama


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Elements of Drama

  1. 1. Drama is a display of emotions, a representation of relationships and the portrayal of the different phases of human life. It sketches different personalities and represents a widevariety of emotions through the different characters it portrays.
  2. 2.  Literary Technical Performance
  3. 3. What is needed to write a script or story?
  4. 4. Characters are the people portrayed by the actors in the play. It is the characterswho move the action, or plot, of the play forward.
  5. 5. This is what happens in the play. Plot refers to the action; the basic storyline of the play.
  6. 6. Refers to the meaning of the play. Theme is the main idea or lesson to be learned from the play. In some cases, the theme of a play is obvious; other times it is quite subtle.
  7. 7. This refers to the words written by the playwright and spoken by the characters in the play. The dialoguehelps move the action of the play along.
  8. 8. Genre refers to the type of play. Some examples of different genresinclude, comedy, tragedy, mystery and historical play
  9. 9. A playwrights success ultimately depends on his ability to create a character that an actor can "bring to life."
  10. 10. Dramatic structure involves the overall framework or method by which theplaywright uses to organize the dramatic material and or action.
  11. 11. The use of contrast in drama productions is a useful way to focus the audiences attention. A drama being played with no change of pace or rhythm doesnt usually hold our interest, but most can be brought to life with the use of contrasting sights and sounds
  12. 12. Dramas are produced to a great extent through the use of symbols - or representations
  13. 13. Who is the narrator of the play? Is it writer himself or the character introduces others in the play?
  14. 14. A script is a written words and directions of a play
  15. 15. The story organization is how a story is told – the beginning, middle, end
  16. 16. The setting is where the action takes place
  17. 17. A long speech made by one person
  18. 18. The internal or external struggle between opposing forces, ideas, or interest that create dramatic tension
  19. 19. What is needed to produce a play?
  20. 20. This is the group of people who watch the play. Many playwrights and actors consider the audience to be the most important element of drama, as all of the effort put in to writing and producing a play is for the enjoyment of the audience.
  21. 21. This refers to the visual elements of a play: sets, costumes, special effects, etc. Spectacle is everything that the audience sees as they watch the play.
  22. 22. Props are any article other than costumes or scenery used as part of a dramatic production.
  23. 23.  Sound is the effect an audience hears during a show. According to Aristotle Music and sound was referring to the rhythm of the actors voices as they speak.
  24. 24. Make up is the use of costumes, wigs, body paintings to transform an actor into a character.
  25. 25. Mood is the overall atmosphere and feeling of a play. Music, genre and audience are just a few of the sub-elements of drama that contribute to the mood of a play.
  26. 26. What should the actors do on stage to make a character come alive?
  27. 27. Acting Is how speaking and moving help to create characters.
  28. 28. Non Verbal Expression includesgestures, facial expressions, and movement
  29. 29. Speaking is vocalexpression, projection, speaking style and diction.