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What is the difference between Drama and Melodrama?

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J. Harty

J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Aug 29, 2019

There are some people who may think that drama and melodrama are the same, but these are two different things. Drama is actually a vague word because it can be used in different situations. You can use the term when you are describing the genre of a movie that you are going to watch or you may also use the term to describe what is happening to someone else’s life.

There are some people who may think that drama and melodrama are the same, but these are two
Melodrama means that someone is overly dramatic. This explains why people who usually act extremely are called “melodramatic.” it may come to a point when people would react to the situations that will come their way weirdly.

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J. Lautner

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J. Lautner, Product Manager, Utah

Answered Aug 06, 2019

Drama is an ancient word which connotes the representation of an idea through the use of dialogue and action. It is a simple act of presenting a storyline with the activities of many actors and actresses to fit into a particular character and convey the necessary information to people or viewers. Drama can be used to represent ideas that are not really into something that people would like, as such, it requires the use of materials and resources like costumes, dressings, visual effects, and sound effects to depict a particular story.

Drama is an ancient word which connotes the representation of an idea through the use of dialogue
Drama is usually acted on the stage. Melodrama, on the other hand, is a particular type of drama. It is a type of drama which usually comes with a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes. This involves the use of mind-blowing actions that are capable of affecting the feelings and emotions of the viewers. For example, a kind of complex music can be played together with a scene that shows two people physically assaulting themselves.

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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Jun 13, 2019

Some people use these terms drama and melodrama for theatre. This is what they refer to if they would like to know what type of acting they will do in theatre. Some would use drama when they want to do something more realistic. People would use melodrama when they want something that will involve full theatrics. For example, if they would like to be excessive with the things that they are going to do, they would use melodrama.

Some people use these terms drama and melodrama for theatre. This is what they refer to if they
If they want to show some situations that may happen in people’s everyday lives, they will use drama instead. Some people think that drama is something that may occur in their lives that will make things more complicated.

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