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Drama Terms

English Final Exam, Romeo & Juliet Terms
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staging
how you put the stage together
aside
short speech delivered by an actor in the play that expresses their thoughts
dialogue
conversation of the characters in the play
monologue
speech by one character in a play
act
subdivision of a play
scene
further subdivision of an act
tone
mood of the play
iambic pentameter
rhythmetical pattern of unstressed and then stressed syllables
sonnet
speech of 14 lines
soliloquy
long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone onstage
tragedy
work of literature that ends in a catastrophe for the main character
comedy
a play that ends happily
foil
character contrasted with another character