Dramatic Comedies Reading Passages

One of the two main types of drama, comedies are light-hearted and humorous. The humor in a comedy may include slapstick, satire, puns, jokes, and other devices aimed at making the audience laugh. The plot resolution is usually a happy ending where all problems are overcome and all main characters are content.

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Classic Fairy Tales

Is there any more magical phrase than “Once upon a time”? This beginning of so many classic fairy tales sends the reader into a...

Reading Set: 11 Passages

All the World's a Stage

by William Shakespeare from As You Like It

Act II Scene 7 passage: This famous monolouge from S...

224 Words, 9th-10th Grades, Context Clues and Figurative Language

Portia's Speech

by William Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice

Act IV, Scene 1 passage: William Shakespeare's chara...

243 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language and Theme

Pygmalion: Henry and Eliza

by George Bernard Shaw from Pygmalion

The much-loved musical "My Fair Lady" had its origi...

552 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme