Category: Styles

Problem Play

The problem play, or play of ideas, contains strong characterisation and topical social issues. The genre is typically thought to have emerged with some of the works of Norwegian playwright...

Naturalism

The naturalistic theatre movement emerged in the mid 19th century and was first introduced by French novelist, critic and playwright Emile Zola in the preface to his novel Thérèse Raquin...

History Play

A history play, also known as a chronicle play, is a dramatic work where the events of the plot are either partially or entirely drawn from history. It is also...