Synonyms of 'drama: Types of drama'
comedythe genre of drama represented by works of this type comedy of mannersa comedy dealing with the way of life and foibles of a social group commedia dell'artea form of popular comedy developed in Italy during the 16th to 18th centuries, with stock characters such as Punchinello, Harlequin, and Columbine, in situations improvised from a plot outline costume piece or costume dramaa genre of drama in which actors wear period costumes farcethe genre of comedy represented by works of this kind Grand GuignolJacobeankabukia form of Japanese drama based on popular legends and characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized acting, and the use of male actors for all roles Kathakalia form of dance drama of S India using mime and based on Hindu literature kitchen sinkdenoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality melodrama(formerly) a romantic drama characterized by sensational incident, music, and song morality playa type of drama written between the 14th and 16th centuries concerned with the conflict between personified virtues and vices mystery play(in the Middle Ages) a type of drama based on the life of Christ No or Nohthe stylized classic drama of Japan, developed in the 15th century or earlier, using music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes, and themes from religious stories or myths passion playRestoration Comedyrevenge tragedyshadow playsituation comedy or sitcom(on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode sketchsoap operaa serialized drama, usually dealing with domestic themes and characterized by sentimentality, broadcast on radio or television street theatretheatre of crueltytheatre of the absurddrama in which normal conventions and dramatic structure are ignored or modified in order to present life as irrational or meaningless tragedy(esp in classical and Renaissance drama) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal tragicomedya drama in which aspects of both tragedy and comedy are found ▷ See drama
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Word List of drama: Types of drama from the Collins English Word Lists