Best Answer

Usually acts are parts of the play that are between intermissions. A one act play does not have an intermission. A two act play has one intermission. A three act play has two intermissions and so on. This was necessary in earlier days to change the scenery on stage while the curtains were closed. An act can have as many scenes as the playwright wants.

Acts can be thought of as chapters and scenes as sections (paragraphs) of that chapter.

User Avatar

Wiki User

2009-12-17 00:13:14
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What is an omniscient narrator

What is an example of direct characterization

What would be a good topic sentence for an illustration paragraph

Which of the following would be a good topic sentence for a process paragraph paragraph

See all cards
189 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the difference between an act and a scene in drama?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Whats the difference between scene and emo?

way they dress, the hair style, how they act, what they do

What is the mood of romeo and Juliet act 2 scene 2?

This is the balcony scene--the most romantic scene in all drama. It's romantic.

What is the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet hold conversations in Act I Scene 5, Act II Scene 2, Act II Scene 6 and Act III Scene 5.

Explain the difference between an enabling act and an act of admission.?

what s the difference between an enablimg act and an act of admission?

How many acts in Romeo and Juliet?

There is : Act 1 scene 1 Act 1 scene 2 Act 1 scene 3 Act 1 scene 4 Act 1 scene 5 Act 2 scene 1 Act 2 scene 2 Act 2 scene 3 Act 2 scene 4 Act 2 scene 5 Act 2 scene 6 Act 3 scene 1 Act 3 scene 2 Act 3 scene 3 Act 3 scene 4 Act 3 scene 5 Act 4 scene 1 Act 4 scene 2 Act 4 scene 3 Act 4 scene 4 Act 4 scene 5 Act 5 scene 1 Act 5 scene 2 Act 5 scene 3 x meikaah

Why is cooperation important in drama?

because if you don't cooperate in drama you wont no what is going to happened ,for example, one person might act sad, and the other person might act all happy and jolly and say different lines ,and the scene might be a sad character or it might be a happy scene

What was the conversation with Benvolio and Romeo?

They have a number of conversations: in Act 1 Scene 1, in Act 1 Scene 2, in Act 1 Scene 4, in Act 2 Scene 3, and Act 3 Scene 1. The last three tend to get dominated by Mercutio, but all of them contain conversations between Romeo and Benvolio.

What is the impact of another element of the drama from Shakespeare's choice of setting in hamlet act 5 scene 1?

The setting for Act 5 Scene 1 of Hamlet is a graveyard. This sorts with the theme of death which has been flowing through the play.

Difference between one act play and drama?

The word 'drama' is really short for 'dramatic art' and is a blanket term covering a whole genre of literature for the stage whereas a one-act play' is the specific term for a type of play the action of which takes place in a single act. Plays are usually (though not exclusively) in three acts.

Difference between criminal act and an act of delinquency?

the differnce between a criminal act and a delinquency act in school violance

What is the difference between the passage and promulgation of an Act?

i would like you to help me to give me the difference between the passage and promulgation of legislature of an act

What act and scene does Macbeth see the floating dagger?

act 2 scene 1

People also asked