Drama Terms

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13 terms · Summer School - drama terms

theme

The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work

Act

a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet

scene

a subdivision of an act of a play

exposition

The opening of a story,when the characters and their conflicts are introduced.

stage directions

A playwright's written instructions about how the actors are to move and behave in a play (generally in italics).

plot

the sequence of events in a story

conflict

opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

dialogue

a conversation between two persons

characterization

the way an author presents a character and reveals character traits - by - what a character says - what a character thinks - what a character does - how a character responds to other characters

irony

A contrast between expectation and reality

motivation

a character's incentive or reason for behaving in a certain manner

stock character

the stereotyped character in which he is immediately known from typical characters in history

dynamic character

one whose character changes in the course of the play or story

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