Analyzing British Drama: Techniques & Plays - Quiz & Worksheet

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What does a comedy written by an Englishman and a drama written by a Scottish woman have in common?

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1. Which of the following is the best description of dramatic irony in British drama?

2. What is the difference between a dramatic foil and dramatic irony in British drama?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of British drama. You'll primarily be assessed on various theatrical conventions of British drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • What is considered British drama
  • Character roles in British drama
  • Types of speeches in British plays
  • How a playwright may heighten drama and suspense

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of drama in different contexts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding British drama
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about British theatrical conventions

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of the topic, review the accompanying lesson, Analyzing British Drama: Techniques & Plays. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Define British drama
  • Learn about types of speeches in British dramas and situations in which a playwright may employ them
  • Identify the technique that can be used both humorously and dramatically to engage an audience in a play's action
  • Understand how including similar characters in a play can illustrate certain differences
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