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Phase 3 Discussion Board 1 Running Head: PHASE 3 DISCUSSION BOARD: DRAMA INA PLAY Phase 3 Discussion Board: Drama in a Play Chris Normand Colorado Technical University World Literature 215-12 Prof. Susan Kauffman July 25, 2010
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Phase 3 Discussion Board 2 Phase 3 Discussion Board: Drama in a Play Prof. Kauffman and Classmates, Drama, as it pertains to an onstage play, differs from fictional writing and poetry in that, usually, there is no narrator or mediator (Kauffman, 2010). The characters and other elements of the story that a narrator usually describes to us, in writing, can be seen on stage and need no description. Since it is a live performance, with live actors playing characters, there must also be stagecraft. Stagecraft is the lighting and props that help to set the mood and give the audience information concerning the setting of the drama (Kauffman). Additionally, drama is a collaborative effort requiring the director and the actors to interpret the playwright’s words similarly (Kauffman). Drama is also a group experience, where actors affect each other and the audience, and the audience affects the actors (Kauffman). Drama is divided into three different categories of elements, literary elements, technical elements, and performance elements (Kauffman, 2010). The literary elements are the setting, characters, plot, conflict, dialogue or monologue, and the theme. The
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course ACCT LTR taught by Professor Kauffman during the Spring '10 term at Colorado Technical University.

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