WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM/WEEK 1
CLASS: GRADE 5
SUBJECT: CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
TOPIC: THEATRICAL ELEMENTS
BRIEF EXPLANATION: Theatrical elements are the things playwrights deploy to bring out good dramatic actions.
Theatrical elements are the ingredients that are made to come together in a creative manner to make an interesting presentation or drama.
These elements are:
- Script: – Script is the text of a play. It contains the dialogue of the characters and instructions for the play director. An actor or actress must study the script in detail. A theatrical script has the following features:
a.) Plot: This means the story line of a play. It also means the set of events and actions which have a particular order in a drama.
b.) Language: This is the tool of communication in a particular play or drama.
c.) Characters: – These are the actors and actresses in a play.
- Stage: – A stage is a raised platform on which the actors and actresses present a drama or a play in a theater.
- Audience: – The audience are the people who watch a performance at a theater or cinema.
- Set: – This is the location of place or the period of time that a play is written or acted. It is the scenery for a play or film.
- Light: – The light creates moods and effects in the theater.
- Costume: – This includes all the clothes and dressing materials put on by the actors and actresses to make them unique.
Exercise / Assignment.
- What do you understand by the term theatrical elements?
- List out all the theatrical elements you know.
- The arrangement of events in a play, in a sequential order is known as _________________.
- _____________ is the scenery of a play or film.
- ___________ is a means of communication between two or more people.
- In your own understanding, explain each of the following terms.