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Dramatic Elements

VCE Drama

VCE Drama students can use these interactive flashcards to remember and apply the dramatic elements.

By Nick Tranter

Dramatic elements are essential features of every performance. Actors manipulate dramatic elements to shape and enhance meaning.

The dramatic elements for VCE Drama are climax, conflict, contrast, mood, rhythm, sound, space and tension.

Click the arrows in these interactive flashcards to recall the definitions. Text will appear giving an example of each element in the production image.










Remember to always consult VCAA documents when revising for VCE examinations.


CREDITS Vivid White by Eddie Perfect (2017). Pictured: Brent Hill, Verity Hunt-Ballard, Christina O'Neill & Ben Mingay; A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller (2019). Pictured: Steve Bastoni & Andrew Coshan; The Odd Couple by Neil Simon (2016). Pictured: Francis Greenslade & Shaun Micallef; Hungry Ghosts by Jean Tong (2018). Pictured: Bernard Sam, Jing-Xuan Chan & Emina Ashman; The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You by Finegan Kruckemeyer (2019). Pictured: Harry Tseng, Josh Price & Izabella Yena; Storm Boy by Colin Thiele, adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, a co-production with Queensland Theatre, in association with Dead Puppet Society (2019). Pictured: Conor Lowe, Ellen Bailey & Emily Burton; Kiss of the Spider Woman Book by Terrence McNally, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Based on the novel by Manuel Puig (2019). Pictured: Ainsley Melham, Caroline O'Connor & Adam-Jon Fiorentino; Golden Shield by Anchuli Felicia King (2019). Pictured: Sophie Ross, Yuchen Wang, Nicholas Bell, Fiona Choi & Yi Jin.

Published on 23 April 2020

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