Elements of Drama

Role/Character

  • Attitude, voice, and emotional state of a character
  • Vocal levels and tones are adjusted to support the depiction of a character
  • Body language (e.g., posture, gestures, facial expressions, etc.)
  • Costumes or props that are appropriate to and support the role

Relationships Developing relationships with others while in role

  • Listening and responding to other characters while in role
  • Understanding how one’s character is affected by his/her relationship with others
  • Time & Place Establishing a setting and committing and contributing to it
    Sustaining belief in the setting

Tension

  • Being aware of a sense of mystery or a problem that is needing to be solved
  • Identifying factors that contribute to the tension
  • Focus & Emphasis Being aware of the main idea in the drama
  • Understanding the central theme and working collaboratively to further the storyline
  • Drawing audience’s attention to specific aspects of the drama

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