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					DRAMA & TRAGEDY
Drama
   A story written to be performed on the
    stage by actors.
   It is the most social of literary forms
    because it stands in so direct a
    relationship to the audience.
   The script is made up of dialogue and
    stage directions. In Shakespeare’s plays
    the stage directions are in the dialogue.
Drama
   The setting is the place where the action
    occurs. Today, it is indicated by one or
    more sets of interior/exterior scenes. In
    Shakespeare’s plays the setting is within
    the dialogue.
Drama
   Props are objects used on stage. Fairly
    small props were used in
    Shakespearean dramas.
   Drama usually contains an exposition at
    the beginning of the play. It gives the
    audience some background information
    about the characters and their situations.
Drama
   The plot is built around characters in
    conflict.
   Dramas are divided into large units
    called acts and smaller units called
    scenes.
Tragedy
   Drama or literary work in which the main
    character is brought to ruin or suffers
    extreme sorrow, especially as a
    consequence of a tragic flaw, a moral
    weakness, or an inability to cope with
    unfavorable circumstances.

				
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