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18 terms

DRAMA VOCAB, WEEK 2, MS. JANET

STUDY
PLAY
a cappella
adj. adv. singing that is performed without instruments or musical accompaniment.
audition
n. a test performance to judge a performer's talents and abilities.
audition
v. to try or compete in an audition.
beat
n. the timing and movement of a play; a pause in the dialogue during a scene.
blocking
n. the orchestrated or choreographed movements of the actors in a play, movie or ballet.
chorus
n. the singing and dancing ensemble of a musical theatre production.
cue
n. the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time.
cue
v. to prompt, trigger or induce action.
melodrama
n. a poem or part of a play or opera spoken to a musical accompaniment; n. a play, film, etc, characterized by extravagant action and emotion.
monologue
n. a part of a drama in which a single actor speaks alone.
pantomime
n. the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings by gestures without speech
pantomime
v. to express emotions, actions, and feelings by gestures without speech
rehearsal
n. a practice in preparation for a public performance
tableau
n. a picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene
trio
n. a company of three singers or players.
understudy
v. to learn (a role) in order to replace the regular actor or actress when necessary.
understudy
n. a person who learns a role in order to replace the regular actor or actress.
unison
n. a process in which all elements behave in the same way at the same time.