drama

noun
1 play for the theatre/theater, etc.; plays
ADJECTIVE
compelling, powerful
gritty, hard-hitting

a gritty police drama

classical, contemporary, modern
daytime, prime-time (both esp. AmE)
hour-long, one-hour, etc.

She stars in a new one-hour drama about a woman judge.

two-part, four-part, etc. (all esp. BrE)
comedy (esp. BrE), musical
radio, television, TV
costume, historical, period
epic, tragic
Greek, Jacobean, etc.
courtroom, crime, hospital, medical, police

Millions follow this hospital drama twice a week.

psychological
domestic, family

The movie is a heart-warming family drama.

ensemble
romantic
teen
VERB + DRAMA
write

It is very difficult to write good drama.

create, produce, stage

the first episode of a new police drama produced for television

watch
DRAMA + NOUN
production
serial (BrE), series
festival
critic

the drama critic for the Times

class, club, department, school, training
teacher
major (AmE), student

He's a drama major at Howard University.

PREPOSITION
in a/the drama

the actors in a drama

drama about

a powerful television drama about city life

2 exciting event
ADJECTIVE
human
real-life

The actor was involved in a real-life drama when he was held up at gunpoint last night.

DRAMA + VERB
play out, unfold

a collection of people watching the drama unfold outside the nightclub

3 excitement
ADJECTIVE
high
human

Art should deal with the human drama and tragedy of everyday life.

… OF DRAMA
touch

The argument added a touch of drama to an otherwise dull day.

VERB + DRAMA
be full of

The afternoon was full of drama and excitement.

add, heighten

The arrival of the police heightened the drama further.

DRAMA + VERB
surround sth

The media loved all the drama surrounding their divorce.

DRAMA + NOUN
queen (= someone who makes situations seem more serious than they really are)
PHRASES
a moment of drama

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