Inferring Mood in Drama


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Stage directions indicating a single spotlight on a character with the rest of the stage left dark and slow violin music might create which mood?

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1. Which of the following has the greatest effect on the mood, no matter what the setting might be?

2. Stage directions indicating the use of flashing lights and loud, uptempo music might help to create which mood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of how to infer mood in drama. To pass the test you'll need to identify what kind of mood might be created by sample stage and script directions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • The types of moods that can be created with lighting, music, and stage setting
  • Impact on mood from costumes and dialogue
  • What has the greatest effect on mood

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of mood in drama
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about dramatic mood in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inferring mood in drama

Additional Learning

To lean more about this aspect of drama, review the corresponding lesson on How to Infer Mood in Drama. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how mood is created in drama
  • Explore how lighting can affect mood
  • Discuss the impact of setting and music on mood
  • Learn how to infer mood from the script lines
  • Look at an example of mood in a famous play