Welcome to the comprehensive course material on Drama in the Literature In English syllabus. This course delves into the various types of drama, dramatic techniques, and interpretation of prescribed texts, providing students with a deep understanding of this genre of literature.

The primary objectives of this course include identifying the different types of drama, analyzing their contents, and comparing and contrasting the features of each type. Students will also gain knowledge of dramatic techniques such as characterization, dialogue, and soliloquy, as well as interpreting themes, plots, and socio-political contexts of prescribed texts.

Types of drama covered in this course include tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, melodrama, farce, and opera. Through studying these types, students will learn to differentiate between the styles of various playwrights and apply the lessons learned from the plays to real-life situations.

Furthermore, the course will explore various dramatic techniques such as costume, music/dance, and décor/scenery, enhancing students' understanding of the artistic elements employed in theatrical performances. By examining the spatial and temporal settings of each play, students will be able to immerse themselves in the world created by the playwright.

Interpreting prescribed texts will be a key focus of this course, where students will learn to identify themes, analyze plots, and discern the socio-political contexts in which the plays were written. This deep dive into interpretation will enable students to extract lessons and apply them to their everyday lives, enriching their understanding of the human experience as portrayed through drama.

In conclusion, this course on Drama aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of this genre, equipping them with the skills to analyze, interpret, and appreciate theatrical works effectively.


  1. Compare and Contrast the Features of Different Dramatic Types
  2. Differentiate Between Styles of Selected Playwrights
  3. Demonstrate Adequate Knowledge of Dramatic Techniques Used in Each Prescribed Text
  4. Identify the Plot of the Play
  5. Apply the Lessons of the Play to Everyday Living
  6. Identify the Various Types of Drama
  7. Identify the Spatial and Temporal Setting of the Play
  8. Determine the Theme of Any Prescribed Text
  9. Analyse the Contents of the Various Types of Drama

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Lesson Evaluation

Congratulations on completing the lesson on Drama. Now that youve explored the key concepts and ideas, its time to put your knowledge to the test. This section offers a variety of practice questions designed to reinforce your understanding and help you gauge your grasp of the material.

You will encounter a mix of question types, including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and essay questions. Each question is thoughtfully crafted to assess different aspects of your knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Use this evaluation section as an opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the topic and to identify any areas where you may need additional study. Don't be discouraged by any challenges you encounter; instead, view them as opportunities for growth and improvement.

  1. Types of drama include all of the following EXCEPT: A. Epic B. Tragedy C. Comedy D. Sonnet Answer: D. Sonnet
  2. Which of the following is NOT a dramatic technique? A. Characterization B. Dialogue C. Plot D. Music/Dance Answer: C. Plot
  3. Identify the dramatic technique that involves the expression of a character's inner thoughts by speaking to oneself on stage. A. Soliloquy B. Dialogue C. Flashback D. Mime Answer: A. Soliloquy
  4. In drama, the socio-political context refers to: A. The chronological time in which the play is set B. The political themes explored in the play C. The societal issues relevant to the time the play was written D. The geographical location of the play Answer: C. The societal issues relevant to the time the play was written
  5. Which of the following is a subtopic under the interpretation of prescribed texts in drama? A. Music/Dance B. Soliloquy/aside C. Setting D. Acts/Scenes Answer: C. Setting
  6. The main objective of studying drama is NOT to: A. Identify the various types of drama B. Memorize every line of the play C. Analyse the contents of different dramatic types D. Determine the theme of a prescribed text Answer: B. Memorize every line of the play
  7. Which of the following is a feature of a tragedy? A. Happy ending B. Lighthearted tone C. High stakes and noble characters D. Satirical humor Answer: C. High stakes and noble characters
  8. Identify the dramatic technique that focuses on the physical movement and gestures of characters. A. Costume B. Mime C. Flashback D. Music/Dance Answer: B. Mime
  9. What aspect of a play helps to create the atmosphere and tone of a scene? A. Plot B. Dialogue C. Flashback D. Décor/scenery Answer: D. Décor/scenery
  10. Which of the following is NOT a type of drama? A. Farce B. Melodrama C. Sonata D. Opera Answer: C. Sonata

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Past Questions

Wondering what past questions for this topic looks like? Here are a number of questions about Drama from previous years

Question 1 Report

A tragic hero, according to the Aristotelian precept, must be a

Question 1 Report

Read the extract below and answer the following questions

... Man is but an ass if he go about to
expound this dream. Methought I was - there
is no man can tell
what. Methought I was, and methought I had -
but man is
But a patched fool, if he will offer
To say what methought I
had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of
man hath not
seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor
his heart to report, what my dream was
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 201 - 207)

The speaker is

Practice a number of Drama past questions