A drama is a story enacted onstage for a live audience. This lecture briefly focus on Dramatic Structure: Like the plot of a story, the plot of a play involves characters who face a problem or conflict. Conflict is a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces. A conflict may develop between characters who want different things or the same thing or between a character and his or her circumstances. A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero is noble and in many ways admirable.