Serious Drama: History, Characteristics & Types


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Which type of play is considered a serious play?

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1. Which of the following is true of all tragedies?

2. Which of the following best defines prose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet was designed to help you take stock of your understanding when it comes to serious drama. You'll find questions centered around forms of serious drama as well as their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is composed of questions involving:

  • Serious plays
  • Qualities and types of tragedy
  • Defining prose

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define prose
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between the types of plays and tragedy discussed in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding traits that apply to all tragedies

Additional Learning

To learn more about serious drama, you can check out the adjoining lesson called Serious Drama: History, Characteristics & Types. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the two general categories of plays
  • Distinguish between Greek and Shakespearean tragedy
  • Explore examples of tragedies
  • Differentiate between modern and traditional tragedies