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Elements of Drama

act

division of a play much like the chapters of a novel

aside

lines that are spoken by a character idrectly to the audience (Shakespeare)

cast of characters

list of characters presented before hte action begin

comedy

a humorous work of drama

diaglogue

a conversation between two or more characters

drama

a work of literature deigned to be performed in front of an audience

tragedy

a serious work of drama in which the hero suffers a catastrophe or serious misfortune

monologue

a long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience

scene

a division of an act into smaller parts

soliloquy

thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is, or tinks, he or she is alone

stage directions

italicized comments that identify parts of the setting, the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character,or provide background information

dramatic irony

when the audience or reader knows somethine that the characters in the story do not know.

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