Dramatic tension

Directions: Module 4 revisits several literary elements that take on particular significance in the genre of drama. Review the terms and concepts of dialogue, plot, setting and character. In your view, which of these literary elements – dialogue, plot, setting or character – contribute the most to the creation of dramatic tension in a play? Support your view with specific reference to at least one example from the course readings, including at least one quotation. Required length: 300 – 400 words.

Read these selected one-act plays:
J.M. Synge, Riders to the Sea
Anton Chekov, The Proposal
Susan Glaspell, Trifles