The Elements of Drama
By: Hareni Ravikumar
Drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict.
-Tragedy: a play that ends unhappily
-Comedy/Modern Comedy: a play that ends happily
- Performance of a Play: When you read a play, remember that it is meant to be performed for an audience. (Theater Artists)
- Setting the stage. (thrust stage, round stage, and proscenium stage)
-Scene design transforms a bare stage into the world of the play. (sets, lighting, costumes, props.
-Characters: The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms.
-Audience: Finally, a play needs an audience to experience the performance, understand the story, and respond to the characters.