What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles


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In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

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1. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

2. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Watching what can be done with various plays, this quiz/worksheet set can gauge your knowledge of the forms that drama. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know where dramas can be performed and the characteristics of classical drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Where dramas can be performed
  • Characteristics of classical drama
  • How drama differs from poetry and prose
  • Why Shakespeare sometimes used prose

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding why Shakespeare sometimes used prose and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as drama with poetry and prose

Additional Learning

For more, review the corresponding lesson titled What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles. This lesson will help you:

  • Define drama
  • Identify the three forms that a dramatic play can take
  • Understand the Greek, Roman and Christian origins of drama
  • Describe the differences between drama and prose and poetry
  • Appreciate the form of drama that we mostly see today