Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word "dran" meaning "action" (Classical Greek: δρᾶμα, drama), which is derived from "to do" or "to act" (Classical Greek: δράω, draō). The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. The structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. The early modern tragedy Hamlet (1601) by Shakespeare and the classical Athenian tragedy Oedipus the King (c. 429 BCE) by Sophocles are among the masterpieces of the art of drama. A modern example is Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill (1956).
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More definitions of "drama":
- (noun): The quality of being arresting or highly emotional.
- (noun): An episode that is turbulent or highly emotional.
Synonyms: dramatic event
- (noun): A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
Synonyms: play, dramatic play
Famous quotes containing the word drama:
“Its hard enough to write a good drama, its much harder to write a good comedy, and its hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.”
—Jack Lemmon (b. 1925)
“Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the hearts drama and the negative meaning of history.”
—E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)
“The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.”
—Victor Hugo (18021885)