Drama is a derivative art form based on Literature.
Through the use of performance, concepts can be further concretized.
Instead of using words to describe the actions of people, a more direct recreation of reality
is possible through acting.
This allows a more effective method of expressing actions and human expression.
Drama requires literature.
Acting can help to concretize certain concepts, but it cannot itself embody the abstraction.
In this case the embodiment occurs through the use of concepts, showing the essential characteristics
of the abstraction.
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