Identify the types of plot as well as the structure of plot.
Identify the importance of action in drama.
Distinguish the the dramatic action and action the way you understand it.
Identify the types of dramatic action.
Identify dialogue, characterization and the types of characters.
Identify foreshadowing, planting, deus ex machina, a play-within- a play and the types of setting.
Identify prologue, epilogue, interlude, soliloquy, aside, dramatic illusion, the fourth wall, the structure and the three unities as dramatic conventions.
Identify theme, subject matter, language, imagery, symbolism and the types of irony.
Interpret Shakespeare's Hamlet as a literary work.
You need enthusiasm and a willingness to develop your critical thinking.
Do you want to master Drama? I have tried in this course to give you a detailed discussion on the steps you take in the analysis of a play with critical reading skills. This is very important because they are tools you need to possess before you can appreciate, understand and criticize any play. I have also tried to show you how to analyze plays by identifying the dramatic elements and other devices used and how appropriate they are.
The reading of a play may be for an examination, entertainment or even for a job. If, for instance, you secure a job as a literary editor in a print or even an electronic media, you need to know these techniques very well to aide you in your job. Who knows you may aspire to write a play, so the knowledge you will acquire in this course will be of immense benefit to you.
Ashaimaa Reda is a Master student of English Literature, a translator and a content creator. Her mission is helping graduates and postgraduates enjoy reading English Literature. Her passion is the evaluation of any work of art and help others appreciate the effectiveness of any text. Her ultimate goal is to show students who read literature that they will find their knowledge of human affairs broadened and deepened and how they shall perhaps be able to make right rather than wrong choices.