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The Elements of Drama - Information Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Years: 3 - 7

A set of 16 information cards providing definitions of the elements of drama.

Use this set of information cards when studying elements of drama. These cards are useful for students who are engaging in responding tasks and learning about dramatic theory, as well as those who are mastering the basics of theatre and performance skills.

The cards cover each of the elements of drama including:

  • Role
  • Character
  • Relationships
  • Situation
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Focus
  • Tension
  • Space
  • Time
  • Language
  • Symbol
  • Contrast
  • Mood
  • Atmosphere
  • Dramatic Meaning


  • ACADRM032

    Use voice, body, movement and language to sustain role and relationships and create dramatic action with a sense of time and place

  • ACADRM033

    Shape and perform dramatic action using narrative structures and tension in devised and scripted drama, including exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

  • ACADRR034

    Identify intended purposes and meaning of drama, starting with Australian drama, including drama of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, using the elements of drama to make comparisons

  • ACADRM037

    Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience

  • ACADRM035

    Explore dramatic action, empathy and space in improvisations, playbuilding and scripted drama to develop characters and situations

  • ACADRM036

    Develop skills and techniques of voice and movement to create character, mood and atmosphere and focus dramatic action

  • ACADRR038

    Explain how the elements of drama and production elements communicate meaning by comparing drama from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama

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