- play: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
- an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
- the literary genre of works intended for the theater
- the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
Drama (Classical Greek d??µa) is a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. It is a Greek word meaning "action", drawn from the (Classical Greek d???), "to do".
a literary composition, usually in dialogue form, that centers on the actions of charcters.
A form of literature to be acted out before an audience
A scripted screenplay in which the dramatic elements of character, theme and plot are introduced and developed so as to form a narrative structure. ...
A story acted out, usually on a stage, by actors and actresses who take the parts of specific characters. ...
the literary genre which describes texts written for performance on stage, or on radio or television
a literary work designed for presentation by actors on a stage. Examples: Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice; Miller, Death of a Salesman.
The art of composing, writing, acting, or producing plays; a literary composition intended to portray life character or tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions exhibited through action and dialogue, designed for theatrical performance.
This term actually has several meanings; however, in this unit, drama refers to plays, works of literature that can be read and performed on stage.
A story written to be performed by actors. Dramas are often divided into parts called acts, which are often divided into smaller parts called scenes.
A written story meant to be acted out on a stage
a literary work in which the characters experience some sort of internal or external conflict. The term Drama often refers to a "play," a story written to be performed by actors in front of a live audience.
Literary work with dialogue written in verse and spoken by actors playing characters experiencing conflict and tension. In Greek drama, a play derives its plot from stories from history or mythology. The English word drama comes from the Greek word "dran," meaning "to do." . ...
Focus on conflicting elements to bring forth a stronger imagery, particularly in use of generating emotional reaction through demonstration of contrasts.
1. n. a story written to be acted out, as on the stage of a theatre; a play; 2. a series of interesting or exciting events.
Stories containing a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces.
a composition in verse or prose that portrays the actions of characters in conflict; the literary form of a play; a series of events involving intense conflict.
Story that is written to be acted for an audience.
any work meant to be performed on a stage by actors. Diderot and Beaumarchais are responsible for narrowing its meaning to a 'serious' play, yet not necessarily a tragedy.
the form of literature known as plays; but drama also refers to the type of serious play that is often concerned with the leading character’s relationship to society.
A play; a story that has no narrator but is instead written to be performed by actors on a stage before an audience. Like fiction (which does have the narrator), drama typically centers in the conflict between protagonist and antagonist. See character.
A literary work written to be acted on a stage. It may be in pantomime or dialogue, in poetry or prose, comic or serious, and with or without musical accompaniment. Often, a major goal is to create the illusion of reality. Drama includes comedy, farce, No drama, theater of the absurd, and tragedy.