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Dramatic composition   /drəmˈætɪk kˌɑmpəzˈɪʃən/   Listen
Dramatic composition

A play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc..  Synonym: dramatic work.

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"Dramatic composition" Quotes from Famous Books

... the throne of God,—they are pure and modest, but that is all; on the other hand, where his Contemplative rivals lack utterance, he speaks most feelingly to the heart in his own peculiar language of Dramatic composition—he glances over creation with the eye of love, all the charities of life follow in his steps, and his thoughts are as the breath of the morning. A man of the world, living in it and loving it, yet with a heart that it could not spoil nor wean from its allegiance ...
— On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) - A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature • John Ruskin

... be pardoned, occasion serves to say that if our writers of plays had the same chance that our writers of novels have, we might now have a school of American dramatists of which we should be as proud as of our school of American novelists. In dramatic composition, the equivalent of the Short-story is the one-act play, be it drama or comedy or comedietta or farce. As the novelists have learned their trade by the writing of Short-stories, so the dramatists might ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885 • Various

... attempts at dramatic composition in German. There is a tradition that it was played in 1322 before the Landgrave of Thringen and that he was so overwhelmed by its picture of Christ as stern judge that he fell into a moody despair which endured five days and ended with ...
— An anthology of German literature • Calvin Thomas

... In a dramatic composition the imagery and the passion should interpenetrate one another, the former being reserved simply for the full development and illustration of the latter. Imagination is as the immortal God which should assume flesh for the redemption of mortal passion. ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume I • Percy Bysshe Shelley

... mirthful, and from the mirthful to the serious. In short, such an heterogeneous adulteration has all the absurdity reproached to the motley mixture in tragi-comedy, without any thing of that connection which is preserved in that kind of justly exploded dramatic composition. How easy too to avoid this defect, by adapting the subjects of the dances to the different exigences of the different dramas, whether ...
— A Treatise on the Art of Dancing • Giovanni-Andrea Gallini

... immediately changed. One of the first forms of amusement to be restored was the Danish theatre. Although Holberg had no official connection with the actors, he seems to have agreed to advise them about their repertory, and soon his association with the stage revived his inteiest in dramatic composition. During the year 1751-52, he wrote six new plays, but they lacked the spirited criticism of contemporary society which gave life to his earlier work. They are either founded on Latin models, or are heavily didactic ...
— Comedies • Ludvig Holberg

... imagination back to a time when dramatic composition was unknown, we must acknowledge that its creation required great boldness of mind. Hitherto the bard had only sung of gods and heroes; it was, therefore, a great change for the poet himself to come forward all at once in the character of the god ...
— Handbook of Universal Literature - From The Best and Latest Authorities • Anne C. Lynch Botta

... important for the audience to know the thoughts of stage characters, the aside and the soliloquy in all species of dramatic composition have always been recognized as the only feasible conventional mode of conveying them. According to the strictest canons of dramatic art, the ideally constructed play should be entirely free from this weakness. Mr. Gillette is credited with ...
— The Dramatic Values in Plautus • Wilton Wallace Blancke

Words linked to "Dramatic composition" :   writing, drama, written material, book, prologue, dramatics, theatre, script, play, dramaturgy, dramatic art, playscript, theater, piece of writing, scene, act, dramatic play, dramatic work

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