By: Nathan Stringer
Drama is acted on a stage for a live audience
Drama is from the greek word Dran which means to do
The earliest known plays . . .
were written around the fifth century B.C.
produced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility
Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict.
Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop . . .
between characters who want different things or the same thing
between a character and his or her circumstances
within a character who is torn by competing desires
A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes such as right and wrong life and deathThe protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero.