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Ch 8: Drama: Tutoring Solution

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The Drama chapter of this SAT Subject Test in Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about drama. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the drama styles and movements required in a typical SAT literature prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other SAT literature prep work.
  • Identify the drama concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT literature tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn drama and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding drama styles and elements, dramatic farce, classical and modern tragedy, analysis methods, dramatic time periods or any other drama topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their learning
  • Prefer learning about literature visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the SAT literature subject test
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the SAT subject test in literature
  • Don't have access to their SAT literature instructor outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about drama simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT literature tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about drama on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe different styles of drama.
  • Explore the history of drama.
  • Learn about the main elements of drama.
  • Provide examples of dramatic farce.
  • Explore tragedy in drama.
  • Discover a four-step process for analyzing dramatic works.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Drama: Tutoring Solution
What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

2. History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

Today's theatre is a mix of many styles that have been popular for hundreds of years. In this lesson, learn how each time period contributed to what we now see during a live, dramatic performance.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

3. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

4. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

5. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

6. Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

If 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players,' then why does analyzing a dramatic script seem so difficult? Find out how to make analyzing dramatic works easier with a four-step process in this video lesson.

Stock Character: Definition & Examples

7. Stock Character: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the two main types of characters: dynamic and static. Furthermore, you will see examples of the stock character, a type of static character.

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster: Summary, Analysis & Themes

8. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster: Summary, Analysis & Themes

John Webster's ''The Duchess of Malfi'' is a dark and bloody tragedy that deals with issues of political corruption, class conflict, and gender. It is considered one of the great plays of the English Renaissance.

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