What Is Drama?
A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
Origins of Drama-
The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to do.”
Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict.
characters and conflict are introduced
point of highest tension;
action determines how the conflict will be resolved
conflict is resolved;
A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily.
•Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes such as
right and wrong
justice and injustice
The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero
•is noble and in many ways admirable
A comedy is a play that ends happily. The plot usually centers on a romantic conflict.