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Introduction to Theatre Online Course

Dr. Eric W. Trumbull, Professor, Theatre/Speech

Last revision date: January 4, 2008

 

 

Types of Drama / Plays

Objectives for this lesson:

Students will examine:

various types of drama

the influence that type can have on the overall effect of a play

elements of various play types

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Important terms:

hamartia  

hubris 

catharsis

verisimilitude

genre

action

universality

komos

comic premise

farce

incongruity

malapropisms -- the absurd misapplication of a long word (MS Encarta )

slapstick

aside, take, mugging

burlesque, satire, parody

heroic drama

melodrama

tragi-comedy

 

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Last revision date: January 4, 2008