The elements of drama

Dramatic conventions

There's a range of dramatic conventions (techniques) that have been used to create dramatic effects in plays and spectacles for centuries. Among these are:

  • slow motion
  • freeze-frame
  • audience aside
  • soliloquy [soliloquy: A speech performed by an individual, often depicting that person thinking or talking aloud ]
  • establishing one part of the space as one location, and a different part of the space as another location

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