Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. on theater by actors and actresses on a stage. The term comes from a Greek
word meaning 'action. Another name to refer to it is 'play'. It shows people going through some eventful period in their lives, seriously or humorously. The speech and action of a play recreate the flow of human life. It contains many arts such as author, director, actor and designer.
To produce a drama there are processes and operations o follow. The first stage starts by writing the drama text by a playwright. In the past, the playwright was restricted by two types of drama. These types are
tragedies and comedies . The difference between those two types is in the ending. Tragedies are usually ending on unhappy note. However Comedies are usually ending happily. Also there are some differences in the characters between the two kinds. In the tragedies the characters is high and noble person. In the other hand in the romantic comedies the main character is a lover and the secondary characters are comic.
Elements of drama:
The drama to be a dram should have some of specific elements. The first element is the characters. Most plays contain major characters and minor characters. The major character is essential to the play. However the minor character serves a specific function. The second element is the plot. Every drama must have this element to be drama. It is the body of the drama. The interest generated by the plot varies for different kinds of plays. The third element is theme. It is the soul of the drama. Most plays have a conflict of some kind between individuals, between man and society, man and some superior force or man and himself. The events that this conflict provokes make up the plot. The forth element is Dialogue. It provides the substance of a play. The next element is convention. It is the action of the drama which is done by actors. Audiences also are an important element. They are inseparable parts of the theatre. These elements above are not only the drama elements. There are other elements such as Conversions, Sound and Sound Effects, Makeup, Technical Production and Costume Design.


Anonymous said...

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