by CL


drama is a story enacted on stage for a live audience the origins for drama come from a greek word dran the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or a conflict Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. A comedy is a play that ends happily. The plot usually centers on a romantic conflict. •Comic complications always occur before the conflict is resolved.lIn modern comedies, the genders in this romantic plot pattern sometimes are reversed.

Dialogue: conversations of characters onstage

Monologue: long speech given by one character to others

Soliloquy: speech by a character alone onstage to himself or herself or to the audience

Asides: remarks made to the audience or to one character; the other characters onstage do not hear an aside