By S.E. 4th Period
What is Drama?
Types of Dramas
Tragedies are dramas that have sad endings. The protagonists of tragedies are know as tragic heroes. This type of hero is admirable but has a tragic flaw which leads to a poor ending.
Comedies are dramas that have happy endings and usually have a romantic conflict. The main character in a comedy could be anyone. It could be royalty, townsfolk, or even a servant. Comic complications always are solved before the ending which usually ends in an event like a wedding.
Modern dramas can be tragedies, comedies, or a mixture of both. Modern drama playwrights often use unconventional plot structures such as flashbacks, music, or even visual projections of a character's thoughts.
Setting The Stage
Scene design transforms a bare stage into the world of the play. Scene design consists of sets, lighting, costume, and props. A stage's set might be realistic and detailed or abstract and minimal. Just like sets, costumes can be highly detailed or minimal. Props are important so that the actors can interact with things to make the play seem more realistic.