DRAMA : DRAMA 1ST WEEK Slide 2: WE ALL CREATE DRAMA!!!!! Drama (play) – a story performed for an audience. ELEMENTS OF A DRAMA : ELEMENTS OF A DRAMA Setting and Mood
Dialogue and Characterization Slide 4: TIPS FOR READING DRAMA VISUALIZE : VISUALIZE Which characters are onstage now? Where are they standing?
What does this character look like? How is he or she dressed? What is the expression on his or her face?
What should I remember about the setting of the scene? How does this setting affect or reveal the plot? PREDICT : PREDICT Has the playwright included hints of what might happen next?
What do I hope will happen to these characters? Are those events likely?
How will this character react to good or bad news?
Will the play end happily or unhappily? INFER (QUESTION) : INFER (QUESTION) Do I follow what is happening in this scene?
What details about the setting help me understand this play?
What behavior can I expect from this character? RESPOND : RESPOND What are my feelings about each of the characters?
Why am I interested in what will happen to them?
With which of the characters do I feel a particular connection? Do these characters and their problems remind me of anyone I know?
I’d like to ask the playwright why ______ REVIEW : REVIEW What happened in this scene?
Do I understand what they playwright has written here? EVALUATE : EVALUATE Are these characters believable?
Why did the playwright decide to have the plot take this turn?
Would I enjoy seeing this play?