Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue


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Which part of the play happens before the story starts?

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1. Which part of the play comes at the end, after the main problem in the play has been solved?

2. This unit of structure is a small piece of the overall story. You can tell when it changes because there's a different set of characters on stage or the location depicted on stage has changed.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The structure of dramatic plays can be understood by comparing the components to a football game. This quiz will test your knowledge of the specific parts that are needed to create a play.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Part occurring before the play's main story
  • Ending of a play
  • Structural units into which a play is divided
  • Name of large sections of plays
  • Comparing parts of a play to a football game

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding the concept of components of a play by using a football game as an analogy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding parts of a drama
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various components that make up a play

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Drama Structure: Acts, Scenes, Prologue & Epilogue, you will gain knowledge on the following information:

  • Opening of a play
  • Different acts
  • Scenes of a drama
  • How Shakespeare's plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, fit into this model