Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
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Use a dictionary and find the differences in the following terms related to ‘Drama’. A Play One-act Play Skit Mime Farce Opera Tragedy Comedy - English

Short Note

Use a dictionary and find the differences in the following terms related to ‘Drama’.

  1. A Play
  2. One-act Play
  3. Skit
  4. Mime
  5. Farce
  6. Opera
  7. Tragedy
  8. Comedy
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Solution

A play A dramatic work staged in a theatre in front of an audience.
One-act Play A play that has only one act.
Skit A short funny play that makes a joke of something.
Mime A type of theatre using no words but only movements of the hands and body and facial expressions.
Farce A humorous play in which the characters become involved in unlikely and complicated situations. Uses physical humour and silliness.
Opera A dramatic work in one or more acts in which all characters communicate through song and the story is told through song put to music.
Tragedy A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending.
Comedy A play characterized by humour; has a happy or cheerful ending.
Concept: Grammar (8th Standard)
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Balbharati English 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
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