This course covers a wide range of subjects such as:  The history and development of drama: Greek, medieval, renaissance, Elizabethan, and African; Essentials of drama: characterization, conflict, plot, performance, meaning; Forms: tragedy, comedy, ritual; variety of drama: play, musical, dance drama; Script writing and development: raw material, organizational language; Acting and Movement: techniques of acting, use of sense and body, relaxation and concentration; Improvisation: the idea, characterization, development of the plot, and acting; Production skills: casting, rehearsals, production team, design, stage management, directing; Voice and speech in drama: production of sounds, variety of speeches, oral interpretation; Design of costumes and make up in drama: planning a production, role of the costumes and reasons for make up; sound and lighting effects.