Drama is a type of literary work in the form of novel, movie, play, television show or dance. Drama is a play which is written out as a script. Drama includes the music and dance as well. Some dramas are written not to be performed but to be read.
Fiction is the literature that is not true. It is the imagination of the writer. The fiction writers create characters, dialogues and plots from the imaginations. The types of fictions are: short story, novella and novel. Fiction may also be viewed as a form of entertainment.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||A play for theatre, radio, or television||Literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people.|
|Synonyms||Play, theater, show, scene and comedy||Narrative, tale, myth, novel and fantasy|
|Antonyms||Comedy and tragedy||Reality, truth and non-fiction|
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|History||Their origins remain obscure, though by the 5th century BC they were institutionalised in competitions held as part of festivities celebrating the god Dionysus.||One of the world’s earliest known novels was written by a young Japanese noblewoman.It is called the Tale of Genji and dates to about 1010AD. Daśakumāracarita by the Sanskrit writer Dandin dates to the 6th or 7th century. Other older works, the Aeneid (29-19BC), the Iliad & the Odyssey (8th & 9th century BC), Beowulf (750-1000Ad) and the Epic of Gilgamesh (1300-1000BC) and the Ramayana (400BC to 200 CE) are just some works from the early history of fiction.|
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|Word origin||It was originated in the Early 16th century: via late Latin from Greek drama, from dran ‘do, act’.||It was originated from Late Middle English (in the sense ‘invented statement’): via Old French from Latin fictio(n-), from fingere ‘form, contrive’.|
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