Drama has been a major vehicle for creative expression since the dawn of human development through early religious rituals, reenactment of natural phenomena, and the inclination of humans for storytelling. Dramatic representation is characterized by communicating a universal truth about common human experiences such as love, death, loyalty, jealousy, lust, change, or moral conflict. Drama can be used as an educational tool, as entertainment from party games to cabarets, for commercial purposes, as well as formal productions in professional venues. Drama lies at the core of all performing arts including dance, music, puppetry, mime, opera, and storytelling, each requiring specific abilities and training. When adults can recognize behaviors that indicate dramatic talent in a young person, they will be better equipped to offer opportunities for ...

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