Drama Final

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Articulation
The clear and precise pronunciation of words
Blocking
The physical arrangement and movement of actors on the stage
Character
The personality or part the actor (re)creates
Characterization
The development and portrayal of a personality through thought, action, dialogue, costuming and make up
Collaboration
The process of working together, a joint effort with shared goals and supportive behavior
Dialogue
The conversation between characters on stage
Elements of Theater
Referring to posture, movement, facial expression, gestures, vocal choice, costume, make up, hair, props, space
Emoting
Portraying emotions on stage or for a performance in a highly stylized manner
Enunciation
The act of speaking clearing and concisely
Etiquette
Common courtesies for the audience to follow when watching a play
Facial Expression
Movements of the face that show feelings or ideas
Focal Point
The center of interest or activity, the physical point or target of attention or emotion
Genre
A class or category of a theatrical endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like
Gesture
Movement of separate parts of the body, such as waving an arm or shrugging a shoulder, to convey meaning and emotion
Improvisation
Spontaneous or loosely planned use of speech/dialogue and/or movement to create characters, setting, and dramatic action
Inflection
Modulation of voice, change in pitch or tone, to convey meaning and emotion
Monologue
A speech within a play delivered by a single actor alone on stage
Narration
The spoken or written account of an event
Nonverbal Communication
Communicating without words using facial expression, gestures, and body language
Performance Space
The acting area surrounded by the audience area
Projection
Control of volume, clarity, and distinctness of a voice to gain greater audience understanding
Rate
The speed at which a message is delivered
Storyboard
A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the scenes planned for a production
Tone
Intensity and inflection to express a mood, emotion, or character
Theme
The subject, main idea or topic of a piece of writing, a person's thoughts; a topic
Vocal Variety
The use of tone, pitch, volume, rate, articulation, inflection, and expressiveness in speech
Volume
The degree of loudness or softness of voice
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