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The Nature of Drama

The Nature of Drama

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Published by Tri Murni
this material covers definition and history of drama
this material covers definition and history of drama

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DramaDrama
The Nature of DramaThe Nature of Drama
 
 Ab
out drama
 Ab
out drama
piece of literary works , that are supposed to
b
e PERFORMED, not to
b
e
 A 
piece of literary works , that are supposed to
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e PERFORMED, not to
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eread.read.
narrative art in which a playwright has learned to present a story. Stories
 A 
narrative art in which a playwright has learned to present a story. Storiesare presented to give pleasure, to entertain, to ridicule (for example: in aare presented to give pleasure, to entertain, to ridicule (for example: in acountry where the leader of the country corrupt and the people can docountry where the leader of the country corrupt and the people can donothing, so the playwright shows the story, in which people ridicule thenothing, so the playwright shows the story, in which people ridicule theleaderleader
It will entertain the audience/the reader,
b
ecause theIt will entertain the audience/the reader,
b
ecause theaudience/the reader is common people)audience/the reader is common people)
Portrays a RE
 AL
 
L
IFE, portrays Human Nature. That is why, the story must Portrays a RE
 AL
 
L
IFE, portrays Human Nature. That is why, the story must 
b
e the Range of Human Nature.
b
e the Range of Human Nature.
Drama, like prose fiction utilizes P
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OT and CH
 A 
R
 A 
CTERS, develops aDrama, like prose fiction utilizes P
L
OT and CH
 A 
R
 A 
CTERS, develops aTHEME, arouses EMOTION or appeals to humor.THEME, arouses EMOTION or appeals to humor.
 
Plot is the sequence of incidents/events, of which a story is composed,Plot is the sequence of incidents/events, of which a story is composed, presented in a significant order. presented in a significant order.
Characters are the actors/the players. Characterization is the way the writer Characters are the actors/the players. Characterization is the way the writer describes that characters (the personality of the character).describes that characters (the personality of the character). a. Discursive Method: a method that the writer uses to describe thea. Discursive Method: a method that the writer uses to describe thecharacter by his own word.character by his own word. b. Dramatic Method: the way the writer describes the personality of the b. Dramatic Method: the way the writer describes the personality of thecharacter through their dialogues. Sometimes the readers/the audiencescharacter through their dialogues. Sometimes the readers/the audiencesknow the personality of the characters from the dialogues. The dialogue weknow the personality of the characters from the dialogues. The dialogue weknow that someone is friendly, kind, bad, evil etc.know that someone is friendly, kind, bad, evil etc.c. Contextual Method: the readers know the personality of the charactersc. Contextual Method: the readers know the personality of the charactersfrom another characters. For example: from gossiping. But sometimes it isfrom another characters. For example: from gossiping. But sometimes it isreliable, for there is subjectivity.reliable, for there is subjectivity.The audiences know the writer¶s idea through the characters¶ action/acting.The audiences know the writer¶s idea through the characters¶ action/acting.How they (the actors) translate the writer¶s idea MUCH depends on theHow they (the actors) translate the writer¶s idea MUCH depends on theactors.actors.
Theme is the underlying/central/control idea. For example: µthe function of Theme is the underlying/central/control idea. For example: µthe function of truthfulness in life¶, µsometimes life is bitter, but we must face it¶.truthfulness in life¶, µsometimes life is bitter, but we must face it¶.
Because drama is reflection of real life, the theme must be in The Range of Because drama is reflection of real life, the theme must be in The Range of Human Nature.Human Nature.

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