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INTRODUCTION

TO DRAMA
WHAT IS DRAMA
○ a composition in verse or prose
intended to portray life or
character or to tell a story usually
involving conflicts and emotions
through action and dialogue and
typically designed for theatrical
performance

○ it is the specific mode of fiction


represented in performance: a
play, opera, mime, ballet, etc,
performed in a theatre, or on
radio or television.
BACKGROUND OF
DRAMA
BACKGROUND OF DRAMA

The origin of the drama is deep-rooted in the religious predispositions of


mankind. Same is the case not only with English drama, but with dramas of
other nations as well. The ancient Greek and Roman dramas were mostly
concerned with religious ceremonials of people. It was the religious
elements that resulted in the development of drama. As most of the Bible
was written into Latin, common people could not understand its meanings.
That’s why the clergy tried to find out some new methods of teaching and
expounding the teachings of Bible to the common people. For this purpose,
they developed a new method, wherein the stories of the Gospel were
explained through the living pictures..
ELEMENTS
OF
DRAMA
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA

THEME/IDEA PLOT
It may be stated through dialogue by a The events of a play; the story as opposed to
character acting as the playwright’s voice. Or the theme; what happens rather than what
it may be the theme is less obvious and it means.The action and movement in the
emerges only after some study or thought. play begins from the initial entanglement,
The abstract issues and feelings that grow through rising action, climax, and falling
out of the dramatic action. action to resolution.

CHARACTERS LANGUAGE
These are the people presented in the play The word choices made by the playwright
that are involved in the perusing plot.  Each and the enunciation of the actors of the
character should have their own distinct language.Each playwright can create their
personality, age, appearance, beliefs, socio own specific style in relationship to language
economic background, and language. choices they use in establishing character
and dialogue.
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA

MUSIC
Music can encompass the rhythm of SPECTACLE
dialogue and speeches in a play or can
The spectacle in the theatre can
also mean the aspects of the melody
involve all of the aspects of scenery,
and music compositions as with
costumes, and special effects in a
musical theatre.  Each theatrical
presentation delivers music, rhythm production.  The visual elements of the
and melody in its own distinctive play created for theatrical event.
manner.
TYPES
OF
DRAMA
TYPES OF DRAMA

COMEDY TRAGEDY FARCE MELODRAMA

Comedies are lighter Tragic dramas use Melodrama is an


in tone than ordinary works, darker themes, such exaggerated drama, which
and provide a
Generally, a farce is a
as disaster, pain, and is sensational and appeals
happy conclusion. The nonsensical genre of
directly to the senses of
intention of dramatists in death. Protagonists drama, which often the audience. Just like the
comedies is to make their often have a tragic overacts or engages farce, the characters are of
audience laugh. Hence, they flaw — a characteristic a single dimension and
use quaint circumstances,
slapstick humor.
that leads them to simple, or may be
unusual characters, and witty stereotyped.
remarks.
their downfall.