Elements of Drama: Understanding the Text

Many of the skills you have developed reading stories can be translated to the experience of reading plays. This section introduces you to the elements of drama and provides you with tips for analyzing and interpreting them.

CHARACTER

PLOT AND STRUCTURE

STAGES, SETS, AND SETTING

TONE, STYLE, IMAGERY, AND ALLUSION

THEME

PUTTING THE ELEMENTS TOGETHER: THE WHOLE TEXT

Elements of Drama: Reading, Responding, and Writing

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