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Dramatization vs. Drama

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Dramatizationnoun

The act of dramatizing.

Dramanoun

A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

Dramatizationnoun

A version that has been dramatized.

‘This is a dramatization of life 1000 years ago.’;

Dramanoun

Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

Dramatizationnoun

Act of dramatizing; a dramatic representation.

Dramanoun

Theatrical plays in general

Dramatizationnoun

conversion into dramatic form;

‘the play was a dramatization of a short story’;

Dramanoun

A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

Dramatizationnoun

a dramatic representation

Dramanoun

(slang) Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

Dramanoun

A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

‘A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.’;

Dramanoun

A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

‘Westward the course of empire takes its way;The four first acts already past,A fifth shall close the drama with the day;Time's noblest offspring is the last.’; ‘The drama and contrivances of God's providence.’;

Dramanoun

Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Dramanoun

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

‘he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway’;

Dramanoun

an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

Dramanoun

the literary genre of works intended for the theater

Dramanoun

the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

Dramanoun

a play for theatre, radio, or television

‘a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem’;

Dramanoun

plays as a genre or style of literature

‘Renaissance drama’;

Dramanoun

the activity of acting

‘drama school’; ‘teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils’;

Dramanoun

an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

‘a hostage drama’; ‘an afternoon of high drama at Wembley’;

Drama

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television. Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c.

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