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What is drama?

Updated: May 31, 2020

Drama is a way of fiction and is usually observed in the performing arts, theater, radio, etc. Examples of drama are theater, opera, imitation, dance (such as ballet), and more.

In ancient Greece, this particular art form was considered poetry and changed during the time of Aristotle. As you may have noticed, the word drama is a Greek word and means action. There are many types of drama. * Comedy: Comedies are light and the purpose of playwrights is to give a happy ending to their audience and make them laugh. Therefore, playwrights use strange circumstances/situations, unusual characters to achieve their purpose. * Tragedy: Dramas that contain tragedy use darker themes such as destruction, pain and death. Take, for example, Shakespeare's already famous works "Romeo and Juliet" and Peter Schaefer's "Mozart". The protagonists often have a flaw or a trait that leads them to fall. * Humor: Humor is a genre that contains silly humorous elements. * Melodrama: The melodrama remains too dramatic. It is addressed directly to the feelings of the public. Like the prank, his characters have a single dimension. * Musical drama: In musical, as is well known, playwrights tell their stories not only through action and dialogue but also through dance and music. Many times the story of a musical is comical but sometimes it includes serious elements/themes. In England, before Shakespeare's time, the words "play" and "game" were the standard terms for all dramas. In order to be understood, then - at that time - they considered the creator of a theatrical performance a play creator and not a playwright/actor

and most importantly, the performances took place in play-house and not in theaters.

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