drama

Miah Hook 2nd period November 6, 2013

Drama

A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience.The word drama comes from the Greek verb dran, which means “to do. The earliest known plays . . .were written around the fifth century B.C. It’s theatre. Not theater. That’s first of all. 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. A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. The Greek theatre history began with festivals honoring their gods. 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. Modern playwrights often experiment with unconventional plot structures. Stages can have many different sizes and layouts.

Interesting facts

The people who dress up and play the part of Mickey Mouse at the Disney resorts and theaters have to be exactly 5'2" tall!


A movie theater ticket cost 50 cents in 1956.


When you do theatre it also helps you speak in front of crowds better.


The first dramas were performed by just one actor with a chorus of about 50 who helped him tell the story.


Satyr - short plays were performed between the acts of tragedies. They made fun of the predicament of the tragedy's characters.




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