#11 WSS Cornells on Drama
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Definition of Drama:
Drama comes from Greek words "dran" meaning "to do" or "to act." It also referred to as "play". It is a prose composition intended for representation by actors (characters) performing the dialogue and actions for television, radio or the theater.
A Character is a person who appears in the play. Most plays contain major characters and minor characters.
The protagonist is the main character in the story.
The antagonist is an enemy to the main character.
The plot is called: The Body. The theme is called: The Bodies Soul.
Where do you need to go to infer the theme of a drama?
The title, key scenes, characters, symbols, and plot events.
How is the plot structured?
The plot is usually structured with acts and scenes.
Dialogue is important because...
Dialogue provides the substance of a play. Each word uttered by the character furthers the progression of the play.
What is decorum?
What is said is appropriate to the role of a character.
The visual element is made up of:
Scenes, costumes, and special effects.
The visual element is important because:
It is important for the scenes to be dramatic enough to hold the attention of the audience.
Costumes and Special Effects:
The costumes worn by the artists must suit the characters they are playing. The special effects used in a play add to the visual appeal.
Kinds of drama we will study this year:
1. Comedy, 2. Tragedy, 3. Musical