* *

American Drama 565

Drama Definitions

Characteristics of Comedy of Manners:

Characteristics of Melodrama:

Characteristics of a Well-Made Play:

Definition: Expressionism in drama and art was a movement that rejected traditional methods of representing objective reality. Instead, expressionists exaggerated and distorted aspects of the outside world in order to "express" subjective moods and feelings. In other words, their landscapes and portraits were actually "mindscapes." In American drama, Eugene O'Neill, Elmer Rice, and Sophie Treadwell are noted for their expressionist plays. Thriving from about 1910 to 1925, expressionism continues to be an important influence on experimental theatre and art.

Background set by: Quest Graphics Design