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Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Tragicomedy

Definition Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can variously describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the … Continue Reading Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Tragicomedy

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Comedy

Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Comedy

Comedy is  an entertainment consisting of jokes intended to make an audience laugh.  For ancient Greeks and Romans comedies were a stage-play with a happy ending.  William Shakespeare wrote  many  comedies during his … Continue Reading Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Comedy

Tragedy

Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Tragedy

Tragedy Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences. Tragedy begins in ancient Greece, of course, and the first … Continue Reading Introduction to Drama: A Beginner’s Guide to Tragedy

Introduction to Drama

A Beginner’s Guide to Drama

A Beginner’s Guide to Drama

Introduction to Drama: Reader’s Theater

What’s Reader’s Theater? Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form.  Readers read from a “script” and reading parts are divided among the readers. No … Continue Reading Introduction to Drama: Reader’s Theater