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ENG1G Drama Terms

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drama
fictional literature involving the imitation of life
role
a part the actor/actress plays
protagonist
the hero or leading character in a drama
antagonist
the adversary of the hero or leading character in a drama
comedy
a drama in which the main character achieves his goal
tragedy
a drama in which the main character fails to achieve his goal
tragic hero
a character whose own defect/flaw leads to his downfall
monologue
a speech given by one person in the presence of others
dialogue
a conversation between two or more actors
soliloquy
private revelation of an actor's thoughts, alone on stage
pantomime
ideas presented without words, based on body movement
aside
stage whisper where an actor directs remarks to the audience
high comedy
deals with intellectual wit
low comedy
deals with physical horseplay