by K.H


Drama is a story enacted in front of a live audience. The word drama comes from the Greek verb " dran " which means " to do. " The first plays ever written were around the 5th century B.C. Tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes such as: right and wrong, justice and injustice, life and death. tragedies put human limitations against larger forces of destiny. Modern drama may be a tragedy, comedy, and or a mixture of the two. Usually focuses on personal issues or is usually about ordinary people.
Dialogue is conversation of characters onstage. Monologue is a long speech from one given to others. Solilogue is a speech by a character alone onstage to himself or herself or the the audience. Aside is remarks made to the audience or to one character; the other characters onstage do not hear an aside.