Use these Literature as an Art videos entitled Understanding Drama to understand and appreciate plays as works of literature interpreted in dramatic performances and the works of playwrights in all dramatic forms.
Use our 5 online educational videos to explore theatre as both a literary form and a performance art. Survey the works of playwrights in all dramatic forms: tragedy, drama, melodrama, comedy, and farce. Examine the elements of dramatic structure: exposition, complication, climax, and resolution. Understand the challenges of writing for the stage and the factors considered in transforming a script into "live" theatre.