A Christmas Carol: Act 1
Terms in this set (82)
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)
Christmas Eve 1843, London, 3PM, cold and dark outside is the setting in what Scene?
Who are the two characters in Scene 1?
Marley and Scrooge
How is Marley portrayed in Scene 1?
He is dead, Scrooge's old partner, thinks Scrooge is cheap and greedy, ghostly, the Narrator, etc.
How is Scrooge portrayed in Scene 1?
Old, cheap, rich, snobby, cruel, greedy, etc.
In the first scene, Marley ___________________ himself and Ebenezer Scrooge.
In the first scene, Marley tells the audience we will hear ______________________, starting tonight, _____________________.
Scrooge's story, Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve 1843, 6 PM, Scrooge and Marley LTD offices, snowy, and cold outside.. What scene is this the setting of?
Who are the main characters in Scene 2?
Scrooge, Fred, and Cratchit
How is Scrooge portrayed in Scene 2?
Grumpy, selfish, mean, hates Christmas time, doesn't want to spend the holidays with his family (Fred: His nephew), etc.
How is Fred portrayed in Scene 2?
Scrooges nephew, loves Christmas time, poor, happy, loving, wants Scrooge to have a good Christmas, puts money aside and enjoys life, etc.
How is Bob Cratchit portrayed in Scene 2?
Scrooge's assistant/apprentice, clerk, cheerful, obedient, generous, selfless, isn't all about the money, loves his family, etc.
Scene 2: Fred comes to invite Scrooge to his family's _________________ tomorrow night.
Scene 2: When invited to dinner, Scrooge replies _______________________________?
"I'd rather see myself dead then see myself with your family"
Scene 2: Two do-gooders arrive to ask Scrooge for a _______________, but he tells them to ______________.
Scene 2: At 6 PM, when Cratchit is about to go home he asks Scrooge for ______________________.
The day off on Christmas.
Scene 2: While walking home, Scrooge _________________________________.
Mumbles grumpily and bats at snowflakes.
Christmas Eve 1843, Scrooge's room and porch, snowy, and cold outside it the setting of what scene?
Who are the main characters in Scene 3?
Scrooge and Marley
How is Scrooge portrayed in Scene 3?
Denying, doubtful, and later spooked, frightened, and shocked by Marley's fate that he has many times worse, etc.
How is Marley portrayed in Scene 3?
Angry, demanding, forceful towards Scrooge, shows Scrooge's nearby fate, tells Scrooge of his second chance, etc.
Scene 3: As Scrooge enters his house, he sees ___________________, but dismisses it.
Marley's face on the door knocker
Scene 3: Inside, Scrooge hears __________________ and _______________ appears in front of him.
Doors flying open, Marley's ghost
Scene 3: Marley tells Scrooge that his chains represent _________________________.
All the mistakes he's made and what he forged in life.
Scene 3: Marley tells Scrooge he will be visited by ____________ that will help prevent Scrooge from having the same chain.
Christmas Day 1843, shortly after midnight,snowy, cold, and Scrooge's bedroom is the setting of what scene?
Who were the main characters in Scene 4?
Marley, Scrooge, and the Ghost of Christmas Past
How is Marley portrayed in Scene 4?
First he feels frustrated that Scrooge still doesn't believe he exists, narrator, etc.
How is Scrooge portrayed in Scene 4?
Confused, baffled, frightened, doubtful, shocked, etc.
How is the Ghost of Christmas Past portrayed in Scene 4?
Magical, is going to take Scrooge back to his past, looks like an old man and a child to represent the past and future, etc.
Scene 4: Scrooge awakens earlier than the Spirit's arrival and begins to _________________.
Scene 4: The Ghost of Christmas Past appears and ____________________.
Takes Scrooge away.
Who are the main characters in Scene 5?
Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Fan, Boy, Fezziwig, Richard (Dick), and Man/
How is Scrooge portrayed in his late past in Scene 5? (Childhood)
Feels sorry for his young self, misses Fan, and is touched by Fan's presence, etc.
How is The Ghost of Christmas Past portrayed in Scene 5?
Persistant, knows showing Scrooge is nescessary, and forces him to keep going, etc.
How is Fan portrayed in Scene 5?
Scrooge's little sister, feisty, sassy, loving, and thinks the world of Scrooge, etc.
How is boy portrayed in Scene 5?
Lonely, upset, and happy/joyful when Fan arrives.
How is Fezziwig portrayed in Scene 5?
Scrooge's 1st and best boss, generous, fun, and wants his apprentices to have a fun and work free Christmas.
How is Richard (Dick) portrayed in Scene 5?
Scrooge's work friend, Fezziwig's other apprentice, happy, friendly, etc.
How is Man portrayed in Scene 5?
Snobby, greedy, changing into the mean Scrooge, replaces his fiance for money$, etc.
How is Scrooge portrayed in his middle past in Scene 5? (Warehouse)
Sorry for not treating Bob like Fezziwig treated him, misses his boss and friends, etc.
How is Scrooge portrayed in the end of his past in Scene 5? (With fiance)
Angry at himself, upset, frustrated, misses his fiance, etc.
Late 1700's and early 1800's near Christmastime, Scrooge's childhood to young man at the warehouse to his counting house as a man with the woman, cool, not snowy out is the setting of what Scene?
Scene 5: Scrooge arrives near his old _______________ and relieves when his sister, Fan _______________.
Schoolhouse, Arrived one day
Scene 5: Fan has come to bring ___________________ and he is _______________.
Scrooge back home, relieved and happy
Scene 5: Xmas past reminds Scrooge of Fan's death and how she had ________________.
One child: Fred
Scene 5: Scrooge is taken to the warehouse to relieve __________________________.
Another important night.
Scene 5: Fezziwig makes his apprentices stop working and tells them to ____________________________.
Have some fun and dance
Scene 5: After seeing his old boss, Scrooge wishes he could ______________________________.
Talk to his clerk Bob.
Scene 5: Xmas past takes Scrooge to one final night, where a young Scrooge and _________________________.
A woman are talking.
Scene 5: The woman tells young Scrooge that ________________________.
She is releasing him from their contract (engagement), because he's changing to a greedy man.
Scene 5: Scrooge implores (begs) Xmas past to _____________________________.
Take him back so he could fix his mistakes.