drama-

(Greek > Late Latin: to do, to accomplish)


docudrama (s) (noun), docudramas (pl)
A dramatized film (usually for television) which is based on a semi-fictional interpretation of real events; a documentary drama: "The series of docudramas made it possible for people to have a better understanding of how the vandals behaved during their conquests."
drama
1. Original meaning is "deed, act, action represented on the stage" from Greek, dran, "to do, to accomplish".
2. A play in prose or verse, especially one recounting a serious story.
3. Dramatic art of a particular kind or period; such as, a Shakespearean drama.
4. A real-life situation or succession of events having the dramatic progression or emotional content typical of a play.
dramatic
1. Of or relating to drama or the theater.
2. Striking (immediately or vividly impressive), as in appearance or effect.
dramatis personae (Latin phrase)
Translation: "A list of the characters in a play, a novel, or a story."
dramatist
A writer of plays; a playwright.
dramatization
The action of dramatizing; conversion into drama; a dramatized version.
dramatize
1. To make into a drama; that is, to adapt for presentation as a drama.
2. To present or regard in a dramatic or melodramatic way.
dramaturge
A dramatist; a maker of plays; a playwright.
dramaturgic
Pertaining to dramaturgy; dramatic, histrionic, theatrical.
dramaturgist
A composer of a drama; a playwright.
dramaturgy
The art of the theater.
duodrama
A dramatic piece for two performers only.
hippodramatic
Of a dramatic nature or character in connection with a circus; probably based on the idea that a circus takes place in what is known as a "hippodrome" where horses run or perform.
melodrama (s) (noun), melodramas (pl)
1. A presentation by actors that is marked by the use of suspense, sensational episodes, romantic sentiment, and a conventionally happy ending.
2. Etymology: The term melodrama originated from the early 19th-century French word mélodrame which came from Late Latin drama, "a theatrical presentation".
melodramatic (adjective), more melodramatic, most melodramatic
1. A reference to something which is highly emotional or sentimental: The play that Edgar and Helen saw was criticized for its melodramatic ending.
2. Relating to a form of communication which is written, expressed in words, or some action that has an exaggerated appeal that is overly done: Sally wrote a very melodramatic letter to James when he told her that he had fallen in love with another woman.
3. Etymology: from Greek melos, "song" + drama. Formerly a romantic drama with sensational incidents and usually including music and songs.
An expression using excessive actions and gestures.

Violently emotional while appealing for special attention.
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