What are the 4 types of plays?

There are four main forms of drama. They are comedy, tragedy, tragicomedy and melodrama. All these types have the common characteristics of drama genre; they are, plot, characters, conflict, music and dailogue.

What are types of plays called?

A play is a work of drama, usually consisting mostly of dialogue between characters and intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading.

  • 1 Comedy. 1.1 Farce. 1.2 Satirical. …
  • 2 Tragedy.
  • 3 Historical.
  • 4 Musical theatre.
  • 5 Theatre of Cruelty.
  • 6 Theatre of the Absurd.
  • 7 Terminology.
  • 8 See also. 8.1 Lists.