Genres of Literature -
Sub-genres of Drama
• A story told with dialogue, music, and dancing • Can include operas and ballets
• Traces the rise and fall of a tragic hero with a tragic flaw • Includes conflict, suffering, and catharsis • Can contain elements of comedy (tragicomedy)
• Exaggerates or creates improbable situations • Includes humor, through dialogue or physical action • The resolution is usually lighthearted
SUB-GENRES OF DRAMA
• Highly emotional and often includes exaggerated characters or situations • Explores interpersonal conflicts
• Details the deeds and events of a particular historical time period • Often features characters of royal lineage, or of legend
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