Elements of drama
Drama is created and shaped by the elements of drama:
- atmosphere: the interaction between the audience and the mood of a drama performance.
- character: a person or individual in the drama Flat characters (or two dimensional characters) and Rounded characters (or three dimensional characters).
- dramatic tension: drives the drama and keeps an audience interested.
- language : referring to the use of spoken or written words that communicate ideas, feelings and other associations.
- mood: mood is the emotional impact intended by the playwright, director and/or other members of the creative team.
- movement: see definition.
- relationships: refers to the qualities of the connection between two or more characters or roles.
- role: a performer can present in performance a role that represents an abstract concept, stereotyped figure, or person reduced to a particular dominant trait
- situation: circumstances in which a character/s are presented.
- space: the place where dramatic action is situated.
- symbol: symbolic parts of design add meaning to themes and narrative.
- time: both the time of day, time of the year and time in history or the future.
- voice: see definition.