Friday, 3 October 2014

Characteristics of Radio Serial Drama



The Meaning of Drama
The English word “drama” derives from the Greek word “dran” meaning “to do.” Thus, a drama is a story performed or “done” by actors on stage, radio,film, television, in an open field, or even on the street. . A writer mustunderstand the classic structure and components of a typical drama to be able to weave the multiple stories of a serial together harmoniously.

Dramatic Conflict
Dramatic conflict is a vital feature of any drama, whether performed on stage, television, or radio, because it attracts and holds the attention of the audience. Dramatic conflict refers to the unusual, often unexpected, turns that occur in all human activities that create uncertainty, tension, suspense,
or surprise. Every event, every circumstance, every relationship in life is subject to uncertainty. The etimes unimportant consequences. Individual people react differently—

A. Outline of Story without Dramatic Conflict
Sitha is a loving wife. She lived with her husband Rama inside the wood. Ravana kipnap her. Rama saved her from the cruel man Ravana.

B. Outline of Story with Dramatic Conflict
We are add the characters Ramas brother, Narada Ravana sister and how to ravana kipnap, also we can dramatize how to fooled seetha by auidentified Raana's trick. 


Dramatic conflict follows one of three patterns:
1. A person (or persons) against “fate” or the unseen forces of life. This  type of dramatic conflict is not suitable for Enter-Educate drama, which must assure audience members that they can take control of and improvetheir lives.
Example A: A famous athlete is planning to take part in the Olympic
Games and try for a gold medal. He practices hard and takes good care of
himself in preparation for the contest. A month before the Games begin,
he is riding home on the bus. A tire bursts, and the bus skids, crashes into
a light pole, and overturns. The athlete’s leg and hip are injured and he is
taken to the hospital. It is clear that he will not be able to compete in the
Olympics. He is depressed and angry at his bad luck but is determined to
run again, declaring that he will not be defeated by a problem that was
not of his own making.
2. One person (or group of people) against another.
Example B: A young woman has a burning ambition to become a doctor. Her father can afford to send her to medical school, but he refuses to pay for her education. He believes that women should not pursue aprofession but should devote their lives to the care of their husbands and children. The young View blogwoman must either obey her father's orders, find a way to persuade her father to change his mind, or run away from home and find a way to support herself.

3. A person against himsef or helrself. Many of the most difficult decisions that people make in life are those they must make alone on their own behalf. Choosing between two equally valid options can create a difficult dilemma—although it need not be tragic or world-shattering.
Example C: A young mother, Glenda, has to decide whether to name
her baby daughter Jessie, as she would like to do, or to name her Magda
after her paternal

Dramatic conflict can cause the audience to be horrified, amused, or emotionally affected in some more moderate way. Indeed, the very same conflict can give rise to different reactions in the audience, depending on how it is handled in the drama. Consid
Example D: A man and his wife plan a wonderful wedding anniversary
party and invite all their friends. They are extremely anxious that
everything will go well, so they spare no expense and they go over every
detail a hundred times to make sure nothing will go wrong. Ten minutes
before the guests are due to arrive, there is a sudden electricity blackout.
The response to this unexpected turn of events might be:
Tragic, if, in the sudden darkness, the wife falls down the stairs and
is killed.
Humorous, if the husband, who has to finish dressing in the dark,
puts on mismatched shoes and rubs toothpaste into his hair instead
of hair oil.
Emotionally affecting, if the party has to be canceled as a result of
the sudden and prolonged blackout. The audience shares in the
disappointment of the couple, who see their party ruined after their
weeks of preparation and anticipation.
Dramatic conflict is influenced or even caused by the personalities of the
characters involved. In Example A (above), the Sithass personality
determined her response to the unfortunate accident, that is, whether or not
he would continue to pursue his Olympic dream. In Example B, the father’s
personality led to his laying down the law for his daughter. Her personality,
in turn, will determine how she responds to his treatment and will shape the
outcome of the conflict between them. In Example C, the personalities of the
mother, father, and grand mother may influence the decision made about the
little girl’s name. In Example D, the personalities of the husband and wife


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