general term for a story presented in the form of a play or
film, imitating human action.
drama covers a limited period of the subject it depicts. Drama
is a way of presenting plot elements and relationships in
action and according to a specific structure. In a drama the
scenes follow each
another in a logical order. Traditionally drama should have
a beginning, middle and
the end. This basic structure can be freely varied.
structural basics of drama were born in ancient Greece and
they were put together by Aristotle in his work "Poetics".
The Aristotelian theory on the structure of drama is still
working in modern day films.
Epic structure, epoch.
Dynamics and Components of Dramatic Action.
Terms for analysing a play as a performance text.
Siegel: The Nine-Act Structure Home Page. [www.dsiegel.com/film/Film_home.html]