Drama is generated and moulded by the components of drama, which are: role, character, and relationships; scenario; voice; movement; space and time; language and texts; symbol and metaphor; mood and atmosphere; audience; and dramatic tension. The term "drama" comes from the Greek word dromos ("course of action"), which describes what actors do on stage.
An actor's role is the part an individual plays in a play or movie. An actor's characters can be friendly or hostile towards one another. Relationships are connections between characters. They can be friendly or hostile. A relationship can be simple (e.g., teacher-student) or more complex (e.g., parent-child). Scenario is the setting and plot of the story. It can be described as a situation with a beginning, middle, and end. Voice is the way an actor uses his or her body to express emotion. Movement is the physical acting out of a scene. Space and time refer to where and when something happens in a play or movie. Language and texts are the words used by writers to communicate ideas and feelings to readers or listeners. Symbol and metaphor are objects or actions that have multiple meanings. Mood and atmosphere are the overall feeling produced by music, set design, and other elements. Audience members respond to performances based on their expectations of what will happen and who the characters are.
The storyline of the tale, the topic, the genre to which the story belongs, the characters, the setting, and the audience are all vital parts of drama. Overall, they serve as a foundation for analyzing and evaluating dramatic works.
There are six major aspects of drama that serve as the foundation for creating a great play.
The storyline of a play is the unified plot that ties together all the scenes in the work. It should be clear enough for the audience to understand, but may include subplots and other complications that prevent them from being completely aware of what is going on at any given time. For example, in Romeo and Juliet, there is a feud between two families who want to kill each other off. This is a subplot that many people do not realize exists until later in the play when it becomes important.
The topic of a play is a broad subject covered by the work. It can be serious or humorous, political or personal. The topic must be relevant to today's society in some way for a play to be considered "dramatic". For example, A Streetcar Named Desire is about a woman (Blanche DuBois) who is driven insane by her husband and then killed by her son. This theme could be considered the topic of the play since it deals with marriage, divorce, sexuality, and mental illness.
Genre refers to the type of writing used to tell a story.
Drama is a sort of fictional representation that is expressed via conversation and performance. A play is a writing in rhyme or prose that tells a tale through pantomime or conversation. It features a conflict of characters, particularly those that play on stage in front of an audience. This conflict often results in a decision being made which affects the future course of events.
“Drama” comes from the Greek word "dramatikos", meaning connected with a drama. In the context of theatre, it refers to any piece that uses dialogue and action to tell a story.
In literature, drama is used to describe works that use character development and speech to tell a story. Poetry is also considered part of the literary genre because of its formal aspects, although it can be dramatic too.
In science, psychology is called a scientific discipline because it studies human behavior and experience through empirical research. Psychology as a profession emerged around the same time as theater, but they have little in common beyond their origins in the study of human behavior. Like theater, psychology has branches that analyze different types of behaviors for different purposes; mental health professionals treat patients who are suffering from psychological disorders, while psychologists conduct research to better understand how people think and act.
Psychology is therefore said to be a scientific discipline because it uses experimentation and statistical analysis to prove or disprove theories about the mind and behavior.