What are the major differences between drama and prose stories? CCS-5-RL-5 Explain major differences between drama and prose stories, and refer to the structural elements of drama (e.g. cast of characters, setting descriptions, dialogue, stage directions, acts, scenes) when writing or speaking about specific works of dramatic literature Prose “the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prose A story or book that is not a play or poem Examples Drama “a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, esp. one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/drama The art of composing, writing, acting, or producing plays; a literary composition intended to portray life or character or enact a story, usually involving conflicts and emotions exhibited through action and dialogue, designed for theatrical performance 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Glossary View examples 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Elements of Drama Literary Technical Performance 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Literary Elements Script Story line (plot) Character Story organization (beginning, middle, end) Setting Dialogue Monologue Conflict 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama It’s all in the script! Technical Elements Scenery (set) Costumes Props Sound and Music Lighting Make-up It’s the pizzazz! 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Performance Elements Acting how speaking, moving help to create characters Speaking vocal expression, projection, speaking style, diction Nonverbal expression gestures, facial expression, movement 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Everything the characters do! What are the major differences between drama and prose stories? With a partner, visit an Interactive Venn Diagram - http://classtools.net/education-games-php/venn_intro/ Complete the Venn Diagram to compare and contrast drama and prose stories. Save the completed project as “Student 1 Name – and Student 2 Name Drama vs Prose stories” (Ex. Shari and John Drama vs Prose stories) Save as a webpage, print final copy and email to teacher Review Drama vs. Prose http://www.eng.umu.se/lughnasa/differen.htm Create whole-class Venn Diagram Comparing & Contrasting Drama and Prose stories http://classtools.net/education-games-php/venn_intro/ Read Aloud “Anansi” by Gerald McDermott Caldecott Honor Book Prose or Drama? Prose – It is a folk tale. View “Anansi’s Rescue from the River” http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAss etId=B313F647-B02B-4477-B12B679D671D8D74&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US Prose or Drama? Drama - Storytelling is a form of drama. Act Copy scripts and assign parts to “Anansi’s Rescue from the River” Students act out script 2nd Ed. KET Arts Toolkit Drama Review What are the major differences between drama and prose stories?