Drama is most often associated with the idea of action. This is because drama is intended for performance, and can ‘bring to life’ things that would ordinarily be 2 dimensional. When I think of drama I often think of it as a story about events in the lives of characters, but this is not always the case. Examples of drama can be found everywhere; we can find it as written text, a piece of theatre and on our television and cinema screens. The purpose of these pieces of drama varies but they also have things in common. This is because drama does not have one purpose but several.