A child's ability to use one object to represent another object, an action to symbolize another action, or an idea to stand for another idea is known as symbolic play. More »

Holding a picket sign is a form of symbolic speech because it is an action that expresses an idea in a nonverbal way. Other types of nonverbal expression may involve waving flags, participating in sit-ins, and wearing bu... More »

A contemporary play is a modern play. While there are no specific dates for time frames that are inclusive of the term, this genre of plays is typically understood to be from the current century, depicting modern themes ... More »

Some of the main components that determine whether a play is entertaining or successful are the story, script writing, performances of actors, stage management, set design and props, costumes, lighting design and sound. More »

A one-act play is a short piece of drama that consists of only one act. It usually has one or more scenes, but does not exceed one act. More »

A dramatic climax in a story is the point of the highest action just before the plot is resolved. It generally takes place very late in the story, with the subsequent denouement lasting only short time before the story's... More »

The five elements of drama are the thought, theme, and ideas; action and plot; characters; language; and music. The spectacle, consisting of the scenery, props, costumes and special effects of a production, is also an el... More »