The Elements of Drama

The Elements of Drama

The Elements of Drama 6th Grade English Language Arts Essential Question How does drama provide the reader a different experience than prose (short stories, novels) or poetry?

Drama Comes from the Greek Word, Dran Means To do or To Act is a story told in front of an audience. Addresses a serious subject Drama is

a story told in front of an audience Elements of Drama Playwright-the author of a play Actors-the people

who perform Acts-the units of action Scenes-parts of the acts Elements of Drama Script- Written version of the play or movie Set/Scenery-Construction on the stage that shows time and place.

Aside- words spoken to audience by a character that cant be heard by other characters Narrator- speaks directly to the audience to tell the action in the scene, motivation of actors. Not involved in the action of the play Dramatic Speech Dialogueconversation between or among

characters Monologue-long speech by one single character (private thoughts) Conflict The internal (Self your mindset) or external struggle

between opposing forces, ideas, or interests that create dramatic tension. Man, Nature, Society Stage Directions Found in brackets [ ]

Describe scenery and how characters speak C, Center Stage L, Stage Left R, Stage Right U, Upstage or Rear D, Downstage or Front Set

Construction on the stage that shows time/place Could be called Scenery Theatre Where a

play takes place Props Small movable items that the actors use to make actions look real Characterization

Is the playwrights technique for creating believable characters. Indirectinfer(develops throughout play ) Direct- told verbally Types of Drama Drama is used to describe plays that

address a serious subject. Types of Drama Comedy is a form of drama that has a happy ending. Humor comes from the

dialogue and situations. Types of Drama Tragedy is a form of drama in which events lead to the downfall of the

main character, often a person of great significance, like a king or hero. Dynamic Character character undergoes a significant internal change over the course of the story Scrooge changes from a tightfisted, greedy unhappy man to

one who was generous and loved life. Gru changes from a villain set on destroying the world to a loving father. Static Character Character who does not

undergo a significant change Readers learn little about this character. Static characters are flat characters. Round Characters Character is thoroughly described in play

Round characters have various characteristics or traits. A round character can change or grow. Readers see more than one side of a round Flat Character Character not well described

or not given much information about Readers see one side of a flat character. Flat characters are usually minor characters and reveal one or two traits. Flat characters may be used as a contrast to a major character.

Protagonist The Protagonist is central to the action of a story and moves against the antagonist. (The Main Character) Antagonist The antagonist is the opponent or enemy which

opposes the main character the protagonist. Major vs Minor Character Major-Plays a large role in play, usually face an obstacle or conflict

Minor-Does not Play a large role, just interacts with main characters Elements of Drama Flashback-Scene that occurred before the present time in story (Prologue)

Foreshadow-Clues about what will happen later in the story Epilogue- what happens after the play

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