28 terms


a long speech by one character to one or more other characters onstage
conversation between characters
a speech by a character who is alone on stage
when a character speaks to the audience or to another character that is not supposed to be heard by other characters on stage
stage directions
descriptions of how the characters are to move around the stage and seak their lines.
the portable items that actors carry or handle onstage
a play
a story acted out
internal conflict
when a character faces a decision inside himself
external conflict
when the conflict comes from an outside force
a tragedy
the presentation of serious and important actions that end unhappily
tragic hero
a noble figure who has a personal failing that leads to his or her downfall
tragic flaw
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
In Shakespeare's time, simply a play that ends happily.
direct characterization
when a character is described directly
indirect characterization
when a character is revealed by indirect means or by inference
a stage
where ever the play in presented. It can be grand or simple.
The Globe Theatre
Main theatre where Shakespeare's plays were performed
The King's Men
The group, sponsored by King James, to which Shakespeare belonged.
Anne Hathaway
Shakespeare's wife
people who paid half-a-penny to stand on the ground before the stage at the Globe
blank verse
Shakespeare wrote mostly in this form.
an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
end-stopped line
a line that has some punctuation at its end
run-on line
a line that has no punctuation at its end
character, plot, setting and theme
the point the author is trying to get across
introduces the setting, main characters, and sometimes the conflict
literary foil
like aluminum foil, this person "reflects" the character traits of another