READING – DRAMA What is Drama? Drama is a genre that uses dialogue to tell a story. The elements of drama are: characters, setting, plot and theme. A list of characters in the play is called the cast. The place and time of the play is known as the setting. The main events in the play make up the plot. The main idea of the play is called the theme. Try This! 1] Dialogue spoken by a character when he/she is alone on stage is called a _______. a] monologue b] monopoly c] monolith d] monogram 2] A play is divided up into _______. a] paragraphs b] acts c] chapters d] stanzas 3] Which element of the play is being described: 1855 in El Paso, Texas. a] plot b] characters c] theme d] setting 4] What is the author of a play called? a] playwright b] captain c] poet d] artist © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.