Definition, Elements, and Types of Drama types

Have you ever performed a drama? Whatever you know about drama. This article will give you an explanation of all matters relating to drama, ranging from understanding, elements to the type of drama. Please note carefully.

Definition of Drama

Drama is a story that is displayed in public, in the form of dialogue or conversation. Even in drama, it is also accompanied by actions to attract individuals who see the drama in performance. Drama can also be defined as a work of art in the form of staged dialogue. Then how can we understand the languages  in the drama? The next discussion will explain this.

Understanding Languages  in Drama

The situation of the main language in the drama is called dialogue. Dialogue becomes the most important part of a drama. There are several things that must be considered related to the language in drama. These things are as follows. Dialog. Dialogue deals with actors or actors in the drama. Dialogue has units called “turn to talk”. Dialogue in drama and action cannot be separated, because it contains conflicts that are called circular and without conflicts called serials. The text in the drama is different from the narrative text because it is an action. Every dialogue in the drama is a reflection of actions, conflicts, and events. Prologue and epilogue. Prologues and epilogues in drama describe drama as a game that expresses moral messages, warnings, and reflections on values. Prolog serves to explain and expose the situation in the drama. Meanwhile, the epilogue serves to express affirmation of events, moral messages, values, or reflections on life and life.

1.Understand the plot or plot in the story. The flow in a drama is an event that shows a causal relationship. There are two categories in the storyline that must be considered. These categories are as follows.

2. Sudden or surprise is a technique in writing drama texts that is able to deceive the conjectures of the readers and viewers. A good writer must be able to make turns in the plot. This is intended to make the reader curious about the story being displayed.

3. Firmness or suspense is an element of the plot that must be delivered at the beginning of the drama text. Good flow, able to provoke the reader curious about the events that will occur next

Understand the dramatic structure. There are five things that must be understood in the dramatic structure of a drama, which is as follows.

1. Exposition. It is an initial or opening stage in the drama. The exposition has the function to provide explanations and information about various things needed to be able to understand the events that occur next.

2. Complications. It is a continuation and increase of the exposition. In complications, there is a figure who becomes dominant in problems and events. These figures can play a protagonist or antagonist.

3. Climax. It is a part of the drama that reveals opposing and contradictory parties. In the early part, it began to face conflict and clash with each other. The interpersonal conflicts that occur in this section, are increasingly complex and culminating.

4. Resolution. This section begins to describe the problem that is used as a way out. This section begins to find logical and rational alternatives related to the problem being faced by each character in the story.

5. Conclusions. Is the final part in a drama. Drama can end in sadness, novelty, excitement or hanging. In this section, the audience is given the freedom to do the imagination of the fate experienced by the characters.

After understanding the language in drama, then it is important for us to understand the drama elements. What are these elements? Please study carefully. Oh yes is very fitting if you also study: Understanding Folklore and Classical Malay Literature.

Drama Elements

The drama has several elements that must be considered. What are these elements? The elements in drama, which consist of:

1. Theme. It is a basic idea that underlies the story in the drama. These ideas will produce a story that will be played in a drama show.

2. Figure. Is an actor who plays a role in dialogue in drama. This figure will express the contents of the drama’s story and the events of the drama.

3. Background. It is a place or environment that is used to express themselves from characters. The setting is adapted to the chronology of events based on the idea of   the drama’s story.

4. Plot. It is the development of dramatic events. The development of this plot by generating motivations related to the characters in the drama.

In addition to the elements above, it turns out that drama also has intrinsic and extrinsic elements, which will be explained in the next sub discussion.

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