Presentation on theme: "FANTASY – highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life A. Low fantasy – setting and characters seem realistic except something."— Presentation transcript:
FANTASY – highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life A. Low fantasy – setting and characters seem realistic except something beyond the realm of nature is happening (Ex. animals talking) B. High Fantasy – either the setting, the characters, or both are supernatural Literary Terms
Allegory – a story in which the characters and plot are designed to have meaning beyond the obvious and to teach a moral lesson Ex. In The Phantom Tollbooth, Milo represents all young people who are bored and do not understand the value of education.
ELEMENTS OF DRAMA ACTS – units of action in a drama, often divided into smaller parts called SCENES
TYPES OF DRAMA Comedy – a form of drama that has a happy ending. The humor often comes from the characters’ dialogue. Comedies can be written purely for entertainment, but can also be used to address serious issues TRADEGY – a form of drama in which events lead to the downfall of the main character.
SCREENPLAYS – scripts from which films are produced; include camera angles and more variety of scenes than stage plays TELEPLAY – screenplay written for television
DIALOGUE – the words actors say Blah, blah, blah!
SCRIPT – a printed form of a play; instead of using quotation marks, the words of each character appear next to the character’s name Mary: Is it true that Sue has been dating Bob, my one true love? Karen: Yes, she’s an evil slut!
Stage Directions Sets of bracketed information that tell what the stage looks like and how the actors should move and speak [Mary screams and runs off stage right.]
The Set The construction on stage that suggests the time and place of the action
Props The moveable items like a book, a suitcase, or a flashlight, that the actors use to make their actions seem realistic