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Drama What Is Drama?
A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience. What Is Drama?
What Origins of Drama The word drama comes from the
drama Greek verb dran, which means
“to The earliest known plays . . . were written around the fifth
century B.C. produced for festivals to honor
Dionysus, the god of wine and
fertility Dramatic Structure
Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict. Complications
tension builds Exposition
characters and conflict are introduced Climax
point of highest tension;
action determines how the conflict will be resolved Resolution
conflict is resolved;
play ends Dramatic Structure
Conflict is a struggle or clash
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.
- Fall '11
- English Literature