DRAMA Is a play that is put on for the public A movie or television show is a play that is caught on camera
Dialogue Setting Cast Theme Plot Act Scene Stage Directions Narrator Playwright Props ELEMENTS OF DRAMA
DIALOGUE Each word spoken by a member of the cast. Within the dialogue, the audience or reader learns about the relationships, problems, and conflicts experienced by the characters.
SETTING Typically the setting is written at the beginning of the play Usually both the time and the place are included in the description.
CAST A list of all characters- people and/or animals that are important to the story and all who have lines or actions to carry out.
THEME The theme of a drama provides the message or lesson the playwright seeks to share with the audience.
PLOT The plot of a drama includes the series of events that take place in the drama. The plot is usually structure in acts and/ or scenes.
ACT The major sections a play is divided into. The beginning of a new act can be set in a different place and be set further ahead of time.
SCENE The setting typically does not change when a new scene is introduced.
STAGE DIRECTIONS Directions for the actors typically written in parentheses. The stage directions refer to movements of characters, or tell inner thoughts or feelings of characters. Stage directions might also include a description of the clothing of the characters and props that could be used by the cast.
PROPS Items or objects that are on stage during a dramatic work. They can represent something, be referred to by the characters, or be used by a character.
LITERARY ELEMENTS FOUND IN DRAMA Characterization Conflict Imagery Mood Repetition
CHARACTERIZATION Refers to how an author tells the reader about a character Describes the Character- looks, feelings, relationships, and actions The character will have a role, function, and conflict.
CONFLICT The main problem or struggle that takes place in a work.
IMAGERY The use of details to help the reader imagine something. Imagery can describe how something looks, sounds, tastes, smells, or feels.
MOOD How a text or part of a text makes the reader feel, or the feelings created in the reader.
REPETITION When words, phrases, or lines are repeated
DRAMA QUESTION STEMS FOR STAAR What is the theme of the play? How does Scene __ differ from Scene ___? Which sentence best summarizes Scene ___? Which of these events resolves ____’s conflict in the play? What can the reader conclude from the last paragraph of Scene ___? The author’s use of figurative language in paragraph ____ emphasizes that … Read the lines from Scene ___ of the play. What do these lines represent?