What is drama?A drama is a serious, intense, or wellplotted story that elicits emotion.The term comes from a Greek wordmeaning “action” which is derived from “todo” or “to act”Traditionally performed on stagebefore an audience, but nowadays canrefer to a TV show, amovie, Broadway show, etc.
Features of dramaThe feature of is to be performed on stage or to be performed in front of an audience.It has to have: Actors Dialogue Actions
Elements of drama Collaboration/Convention Plot Audience Theme Stagecraft Character
Features - Actors Actors are various persons who act in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an actor (hypokrites), means literally "one who interprets"; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character.
Features - Dialogue Dialogue is a literary and theatri cal form consisting of a written or spoken conversational exch ange between two or more ("dia" means through or across) people.
Elements - Theme Considered as the soul of the drama if plot were to be thought of as the body. The same plots have been and will be used many times; it is the theme’s treatment that supplies each effort with originality or artistic worth. The treatment of theme is equally varied.
Elements - Character Most simply a character is one of the persons who appears in the play. In another sense of the term, the treatment of the character is the basic part of the playwrights work. Conventions of the period and the authors personal vision will affect the treatment of character. Most plays contain major characters and minor characters, and protagonists and antagonists.
Stagecraft Refers to the surroundings and various props needed to promote the atmospheric effect of the drama. The stage creates its effects in spite of, and in part because of, definite physical limitations. Setting and action tend to be suggestive rather than panoramic or colossal. Both setting and action may be little more than hints for the spectator to fill out.