The drama medium

Michael Marcus as Henry Tudor in the television drama The White Queen, 2013
Michael Marcus as Henry Tudor in The White Queen Credit: Company Pictures/ALL3MEDIA

Drama media are the ingredients involved in staging drama. An artist has different media available to them, eg paint, pencil, photography and clay. Drama has many media too, which are combined to produce a successful performance.

There are eight main areas to consider:

  • costume, masks and make-up
  • music and sound
  • lighting
  • space
  • set
  • props
  • movement, mime and gesture
  • voice and language