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Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

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How does a play differ from prose?

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1. What is the first step to analyzing a play?

2. In a play, which dramatic element usually furthers the plot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Drama shares many of the same elements as prose, since at its core is the written script. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how these elements may be used in creating a script and in analyzing drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Literary elements you may see in drama
  • Steps to analyzing a play
  • Identifying dramatic elements
  • The differences between an aside and a soliloquy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about literary devices and dramatic devices
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including what makes an aside different from a soliloquy
  • Making connections - correlate your critical knowledge of how literary devices are used to analyze literature to your understanding of how dramatic elements are used to analyze drama
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dramatic devices

Additional Learning

To start learning more about literary devices and how they are used on the page and on the stage, review the accompanying lesson called Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers how dramatic elements are used to create a script and transition it to the stage
  • Details how to analyze a play
  • Compares and contrasts drama and prose
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