Ch 8: Drama: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Drama chapter of this SAT Literature Help and Review course is the simplest way to master performance literature. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of drama for the SAT.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material for the SAT subject test in literature will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn literature concepts for the SAT. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding dramatic styles and elements
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about drama for the SAT
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra literature learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Drama chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Drama chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about drama. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a drama unit of a standard SAT subject test in literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Time periods and styles of drama
  • Drama terms
  • Dramatic movements
  • History of drama
  • Drama characters and plot
  • Setting and symbolism in drama
  • Dramatic farce playwrights
  • Tragedy in drama
  • Analysis of dramatic works

20 Lessons in Chapter 8: Drama: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

1. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.

History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

2. History of Drama: Dramatic Movements and Time Periods

Today's theatre is a mix of many styles that have been popular for hundreds of years. In this lesson, learn how each time period contributed to what we now see during a live, dramatic performance.

Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

3. Elements of Drama: Characters, Plot, Setting & Symbolism

Have you ever wondered how actors in a play can convey a story without the audience reading the script? Watch and learn how playwrights use dramatic elements to tell a story on the stage.

Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

4. Dramatic Farce: History, Examples and Playwrights

Would you believe Curly, Larry, and Moe, The Three Stooges, are simply practicing a centuries-old form of drama? Learn more about how horseplay and high energy contribute to the dramatic comedy sub-genre called farce.

Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

5. Tragedy in Drama: Classical to Modern

Nearly every story has a hero, but some are better off by the end of the story than others. In this video, we learn what is so tragic about the hero in a tragedy.

Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

6. Analyzing Dramatic Works: Theme, Character Development & Staging

If 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players,' then why does analyzing a dramatic script seem so difficult? Find out how to make analyzing dramatic works easier with a four-step process in this video lesson.

Resolution in Literature: Definition & Examples

7. Resolution in Literature: Definition & Examples

This lesson explores the concept of resolution in literature and specifically in fiction and drama. We'll establish what constitutes resolution and why it's important and then review some famous examples.

Dramatist: Definition & Famous Examples

8. Dramatist: Definition & Famous Examples

William Shakespeare was one. So were Oscar Wilde and Eugene O'Neill. In this lesson, we will learn what makes a writer a dramatist and read about three of most renowned American playwrights of the 20th century.

Morality Plays: Definition & Examples

9. Morality Plays: Definition & Examples

Has watching a movie ever taught you how to be a good person? Learn more about popular entertainment as a teaching tool in this lesson on morality plays, where you'll also get to see some examples of this often heavy-handed genre.

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter: Summary, Themes & Analysis

10. The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter: Summary, Themes & Analysis

Harold Pinter's 'The Birthday Party' tells the story of several characters at an English seaside boarding house. Seemingly innocent situations spiral out of control as the characters' monotonous lives descend into chaos. Here's how it goes.

Comic Relief: Definition & Examples

11. Comic Relief: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what comic relief is in a work of literature, as well as explore some examples of it in selected works of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Harper Lee.

Baroque Theatre Architecture & Stage Design

12. Baroque Theatre Architecture & Stage Design

In this lesson, learn about the exquisite and refined theaters of the Baroque, explore the main architectural characteristics of these buildings, and discover some of the innovations in stage design.

Baroque Theatre History

13. Baroque Theatre History

Explore Baroque theatre history and learn about the age of Shakespeare and Moliere. Find out more about the important playwrights, themes, and characteristics of the time period.

What is Stage Design?

14. What is Stage Design?

This lesson introduces the basic concept of stage design and its many names throughout the theater community. Of interest is the job of the scenographer who directs stage design and their process from script to opening night.

Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio: Summary & Plot

15. Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio: Summary & Plot

You might already know about Pinocchio, the puppet-turned-human child from Disney and other fairy tales. Let's take a closer look at the original Italian novella. In this lesson, we'll learn about the story of ~'Pinocchio~' and the lessons it conveys.

Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio: Characters & Themes

16. Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio: Characters & Themes

You may already know the story of ''Pinocchio,'' but you may not be familiar with its large cast of characters or the depth of its themes. Let's take a closer look at Pinocchio's friends and foes, and the lessons he learns during his adventures.

Nikolai Gogol: Biography, Quotes & Facts

17. Nikolai Gogol: Biography, Quotes & Facts

This lesson goes over the life of a famous Russian man by the name of Nikolai Gogol. You'll learn about where he was born, where he lived, and what he did for a living.

Nikolai Gogol: Books & Short Stories

18. Nikolai Gogol: Books & Short Stories

One of the most influential 19th-century Russian authors, Nikolai Gogol is known for bizarre, sometimes grotesque fiction. This lesson will discuss some of the key features of his short stories and his novel ''Dead Souls''.

Nikolai Gogol: Poetry & Plays

19. Nikolai Gogol: Poetry & Plays

The world of literature is filled with influential Russian authors, one of which is Nikolai Gogol. Read this lesson to learn about the poetry and plays he wrote in his career.

Flashcards - Drama Analysis

Flashcards - Drama Analysis

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