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story acted out, usually on a stage, by actors and actresses who take the parts of specific characters
a playwright's descriptive or interpretive comments that provide readers (and actors) with info about the dialogue, setting, and action of a play
a long, uninterrupted speech (in a narrative or drama) that is spoken in the presence of other characters
speech, usually lengthy, in which a character, alone on stage, expresses his or her thoughts aloud
the spectacle a play presents in performance, including the position of actors on stage, the scenic background, the props and costumes, and the ligting and sound effects
suspension of disbelief
a willingness to suspend one's critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment
in general, a literary work in which the central character meets an unhappy or disastrous end
group of characters in Greek tragedy (and in later forms of drama), who comment on the action of a play without participation in it
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