Language Arts Drama Quiz
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A story told in dialogue by performers in front of an audience.
The author of the drama who brings the script/play to life.
Units of action in a drama.
Acts are often divided into parts called _______________.
A playwright uses ___________________ to create believable characters.
To advance the action, the playwright creates ____________________.
What are the two types of dramatic speech?
Dialogue and Monologue
A conversation between two or more characters
A long speech by a single character revealing that character's thoughts and feelings.
Describe the scenery and tell how the characters move and speak.
What does D.C. stand for? Where is it?
Downstage center: Closest to the audience in the center.
What does U.C. stand for? Where is it?
Upstage center: Furthest to the audience in the center.
What does U.L. stand for? Where is it?
Upstage left: Furthest from the audience to the actor's left.
What does U.R. stand for? Where is it?
Upstage right: Furthest from the audience to the actor's right.
What does D.L. stand for? Where is it?
Downstage left: Closest to the audience to the actor's left.
What does D.R. stand for? Where is it?
Downstage right: Closest to the audience to the actor's right.
The construction onstage that suggests the time and place of the action.
Small movable items that make the set look realistic.
What are the two types of drama?
Comedy and Tragedy
What is the difference between fiction and drama?
Drama is performed and Fiction is read.
How are fiction and drama similar?
They both have characters, setting, conflict, plot, climax, and resolution.
Comedy or Tragedy?: Ordinary people in funny and ridiculous situations.
Comedy or Tragedy?: Resolved with the downfall of the main character.
Comedy or Tragedy?: The admirable person's faults bring about their destruction.
Comedy or Tragedy?: Resolves with a happy ending.
Comedy or Tragedy?: Meant to entertain
Comedy or Tragedy?: Traditional __________ hero is a man of great significance, such as a king.
Traditional tragic hero.
What is the main difference between comedies and tragedies?
Britain was a largely ______________ area.
London was a very ____________ and _____________ city.
Polluted and Dirty
The majority of the people in London were _______________.
Drunks, poor, thieves, beggars, vagabonds, etc. (You were either extremely rich or extremely poor)