Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action." The enactment of drama in theatre is performed by actors on a stage before an audience. The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy.
Drama is often combined with music and dance: the drama in opera is generally sung throughout; musicals generally include both spoken dialogue and songs; and some forms of drama have incidental music or musical accompaniment underscoring the dialogue. In improvisation, the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance; performers devise a dramatic script spontaneously before an audience.
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Top 10 Drama
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora: Ancient Greek and Roman Humour - 2nd Edition: Agora Harder!
- Marisol and Other Plays
- The Events
- The Seed
- The Flu Season and Other Plays
- The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing
- My Children! My Africa!
- Spinning into Butter
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- The Seagull