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Composition and Creative Writing

Drama

A form of literature, intended for acting out on a stage, in which the narrative is usually conveyed by dialogue that is spoken aloud as actors take on the roles of characters and act out the story on stage. Drama as we know it has its roots in the Classical theatre of Ancient Greece and Rome where the genres of comedy and tragedy were categorized, and where plays were performed in purpose-built theatres, by professional actors wearing masks.

 

"drama." Dictionary of Shakespeare, Peter Collin Publishing. London: Peter Collin Publishing, 2000. Credo Reference. Web. 03 February 2012.

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