The novel is a format of representation or publishing, which uses minimum theatrical devices, off and on, with the sole intention to add resilience and make reading interesting. Novel has limited use of dialogues and monologues. However, in the case of pulp novels, which have ranked up on popularity charts because of internet publishing, use very little of theatrical devices. In most cases, pulp novels have loosely connected plot structure.
Drama is an enactment, which is rich in theatrical devices, and these devices form an integral part of events. Therefore, it is not a literary format. In olden times, Drama was written for the purpose of enactment on the stage in the open air and closed theatres. The dramas of Victorian, Elizabethan and medieval English times also had Unity of Place, Unity of Time and Unity of Action. Drama uses dialogues and monologues to bring the essential suppleness and the bounciness in the plot.