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Modern theatrical practice relies on sound to assist in a number of ways. It can be useful in creating atmosphere or mood. Actors and their bodies can construct effective sound in performance. Small props can also create sound effects that can be used live during a show. Other uses of sound involve the implementation of technology, such as instrumental recordings and sound effects on CDs and mp3 players (though this use of sound is technically a stagecraft element in the theatre, not a dramatic element).

While Greek drama continued to be performed throughout the Roman period, the year 240 BC marks the beginning of regular Roman drama . [21] From the beginning of the empire, however, interest in full-length drama declined in favour of a broader variety of theatrical entertainments. [22] The first important works of Roman literature were the tragedies and comedies that Livius Andronicus wrote from 240 BC. [23] Five years later, Gnaeus Naevius also began to write drama. [23] No plays from either writer have survived. While both dramatists composed in both genres , Andronicus was most appreciated for his tragedies and Naevius for his comedies; their successors tended to specialise in one or the other, which led to a separation of the subsequent development of each type of drama. [23]



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Home | FAQ | Articles | Books | Storytelling | Story Links | Stories | Gallery | About Tim | Wild Times The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations as named by Georges Polti All situations in any story or drama are supposed to fall into one of these categories. There may be more than one situation in the plot of a story if it's long enough. The list was developed to help writers, but perhaps storytellers will also find it interesting. See Polti's book of the same name for explanations, examples, and variations. Various other longer categorisations have been made of such situations, and very comprehensive, extensive lists may be found in the various Motif Indices. 1. Supplication The dynamic elements technically necessary are: a Persecutor; a Supplicant; and a Power in authority, whose decision is doubtful.


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