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arghyapikai | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted May 30, 2013 at 9:16 PM via web

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What is the difference between DRAMA, PLAY and THEATRE? How are these terms different from each other?

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caitlinjoseph10 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM (Answer #1)

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Drama and a play are one and the same.  They are the printed text of the play (verse or prose).  Drama can also be defined as the plays which are produced for the theatre structure.  Including: the stage direction, lines, and character list.  Theater is the actual production of a play.  The visual representation of the play.  The theater, and the stage in particular, is the place that personifies the characters.   Theater can also be defined as the place where a play takes place.  It is the personification of the characters.  For example, Shakespeare's Globe is a theater where a play is produced and shown to the public.  

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