VCE Drama: Conventions
Terms in this set (13)
When a character's features are exaggerated or simplified for the purpose of sending up or stereotyping
Breaking the fourth wall
When gestures and body movements are more pronounced for dramatic effect
Heightened Use of Language
The poetic and intentionally exaggerated use or repetition of words, speech, poetry, rhyme and verse.
The ability of an actor to elicit feelings of pity and compassion in the audience
Something sung by the performer
Stillness and Silence
This can be used to vary the actor's delivery of lines or scenes. It can sometimes be used to emphasise a point in the dramatic narrative or momentarily sustain a mood. This can also refer to the use of quieter or more subdued moments on stage.
A short scene that usually focuses on one aspect of a character and her/his world
The emphasis is on conveying meaning through the voice rather than through movement or physical gesture. This is usually a commentary or announcement about the action.
Dramatic images shown in rapid succession- often showing change over time
A time-shifting technique that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached
The use of long and dramatic movement, often dance-like, to enhance the mood or character in a particular moment
When the action on stage is set out for the audience in spoken form
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