Discussion about characterizations can be done based on the position of the role, characteristics, and character traits. According to the position, the characters in the drama text can be divided into six types. Don’t forget to teach this to your students if you want to perform in children’s plays with them.
Here are the six types of them that you must know:
Protagonist: the main character who moves the plot from beginning to end and has a will but is blocked by another character. The protagonist takes actions that are considered good and right in accordance with people’s lives so that the reader or audience often sides with or protects the protagonist.
Antagonist: a character who opposes or opposes the protagonist. This figure foisted in blocking the wishes of the protagonist. Readers or viewers will hate and feel angry about the behavior of the antagonist because his actions are considered contrary to the norms of community life.
Deuteragonist: another character who is on the protagonist’s side. In drama, there are usually one or two main characters (protagonists) who are assisted by other characters who are involved as supporters of the story.
Foil: another character who is on the antagonist’s side. Like the Deutragonist, this character also plays the same role, he is the assistant antagonist who is also involved in the development of the story.
Tritagonist: trusted figure (on the side) protagonist and antagonist. In drama, there are usually one or two main characters who are assisted by other characters who are involved as supporters of the story. Likewise, the antagonist is often helped by other characters in carrying out his evil behavior.
Utility: supporting characters or complementary to support the storyline and the dramatic continuity of the Text or Drama Script.
Disclosure of characters, delivery of ideas with a logical flow, and a clear description of the settings will create a truly lively story. Important elements that support a drama are drama scripts.
One of the most important elements in the drama is the script, the script is the most important element and is a staple in a drama. Drama script is a two-dimensional literary work of a manuscript as a literary dimension and drama as a dimension of performance. These two things are related to each other.