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Unformatted text preview: Test Review 1 Drama is a form of theatre that tells a story about people, their actions, and the conflicts that result. Conflict The key to the movement of a story and is what qualifies a theatrical work as a play At the core of drama Both theatre and drama have three qualities that make them unique art forms; Always live which means theatre cannot be replayed like a film Always about human beings, Often collaborative forms of art requiring more than one type or art and artist to produce. Most common categories of theatre: Commercial theatre Includes big musicals as well as comedies and dramas that are intended to be entertaining and profitable Offer safe themes, plenty of laughs, and spectacle designed to appeal to a majority of people Historical theatre Presents dramas that use the styles, themes, and staging of plays of a particular historical period; however, the themes are still relevant Political theatre Allows playwrights, directors, and actors to express their personal opinions about current issues,...
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