By: Annie Dugan
What is drama?
-Drama- a story enacted onstage for an audience.
-The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means "to do".
-The earliest known plays were written around the fifth century B.C, and were often written to honor the God Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility.
-Like the plot of a story, a drama also has a plot with an exposition (introduces to us the settings, characters, and period of time), complications (where tensions start to build), conflicts ( where there is a big problem facing the character), climax ( the point of the highest tension), and a resolution (how the story is resovled, or how the problem was fixed).
Parts to drama that make it up
Stage dirrections- tell where and how to move, used by the actors.
Sound effects- music to help the audience really "see" and understand the plays plot and meaning.
Lighting- used by the dirrector to really set the mood.
Props- used by the actors something they bring on stage to help make the play more real.
Costumes- used to bring the play to life, they can be detailed or simple.
Audience- you need someone to watch all the hard work and dedication you and many others put to make this drama.