Author: Martha Medlock

At the end of this lesson, students will

  • have a basic understanding of the origin and history of the genre of drama;
  • understand the various elements of a drama,
  • be able to explain some common features of the genre. 

This is a basic introduction to the genre of drama. This PowerPoint reviews a brief history of drama as well as introduces some common features in the genre. 

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Guided note-taking for the introduction to drama.

Complete these notes as you watch the video.

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Source: Created by Martha Medlock based on information found in Drama Series of Applied Practice 2012


This is a Power Point of a brief history of the genre of drama as well as an introduction to some common features found in a drama. Click on the MP3 player above as you watch the Power Point.

Source: PowerPoint created by Martha Medlock based on information found in Applied Practice 2012 Drama Series