by joseph lopez
A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.
lOrigins of Drama
lThe word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to do.”
lThe earliest known plays . . .
lwere written around the fifth century B.C.
lproduced for festivals to honor Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility
A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily
Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes
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