ENG1G Drama Terms

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drama

fictional literature involving the imitation of life

role

a part the actor/actress plays

protagonist

the hero or leading character in a drama

antagonist

the adversary of the hero or leading character in a drama

comedy

a drama in which the main character achieves his goal

tragedy

a drama in which the main character fails to achieve his goal

tragic hero

a character whose own defect/flaw leads to his downfall

monologue

a speech given by one person in the presence of others

dialogue

a conversation between two or more actors

soliloquy

private revelation of an actor's thoughts, alone on stage

pantomime

ideas presented without words, based on body movement

aside

stage whisper where an actor directs remarks to the audience

high comedy

deals with intellectual wit

low comedy

deals with physical horseplay

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