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Unformatted text preview: Drama 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 The drama Greek verb dran, which means “to do.” “to The earliest known plays . . . were written around the fifth were century B.C. produced for festivals to honor produced Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility 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 Dramatic Conflict is a struggle or clash Conflict b...
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