2 Introduction to Drama What is DRAMA? A drama or play is a form of literature that is performed for an audience either on stage or before a camera
3 The Elements of DramaDrama, like fiction, tells a story with characters, setting, and plotDrama is meant to be performed for an audience and is written in the form of a script
4 Understanding the Elements Cast of CharactersA script usually begins with a list of charactersList includes a short description of each character
5 Understanding the Elements DialogueDIALOGUE = conversation between charactersPlot and characterization is revealed through dialogueDialogue appears in lines next to the characters’ names
6 Understanding the Elements Stage DirectionsInstructions for the performer, director, and stage crewPrinted in italics and enclosed in (parentheses)Describe scenery, props, movement and speech
7 Understanding the Elements Acts and ScenesThe action of a play is divided into scenesA scene changes when the setting, time, place, or both changes.Sometimes scenes are grouped into acts.
8 Exit SlipUse the play “Sleepy Hollow” to answer the following prompts on your paperName of character. Description of character.A line of dialogue and what it REVEALS about a character or the storyAn example of a stage directionThis play is divided into...