Drama 1 Unit 2

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Exposition
gives background/ important information
Antagonist
The person, situation or inner conflict to the main characters goal.
Musical Theatre
A genre of theatre presented through song and dance
Rising Action
Complications and discoveries that create conflict... the middle portion of the play.
Climax
Turning point where everything comes to an emotional crest.
Romanticism
focuses on emotion and imagination
love as a primary theme.
Falling Action
Series of events following the climax
Representational acting
The audience is watching through an imaginary "4th wall"
Presentational acting
Characters acknowledge and address the audience
Theatrical conventions
setting, costuming, lighting, visual elements, etc.
Denouement
The resolution of the conflicts... means "unknotting"
Theatricalism
"This is theater, accept it for what it is, as it is."
Not reality. Dramatic situations aren't real.
Style
refers to the way the play is written, produced, a selected
Dynamic and Static Characters
3D vs 2D
Mystery/Thriller
A Suspenseful Whodunnit
Foil
sidekick to the protagonist
Drama
A play with serious subject matter
Melodrama
a drama with stock characters and implausible plots
Comedy
Satire, Comedy Of Manners, Parody, and Farce
Farce
Comedy with exaggerated characters
Tragedy
Conflict between characters and a superior force with disastrous results
Parody
A mockery of a certain person or work
Grand curtain
The last curtain that comes down when the play is over
Realism
Presents life as it is; characters talk as ordinary people; outcomes are possible in real life; sets/scenery look real
dynamic character
3-Dimensional characters that change through the story
Children's Theater
Drama written, designed, and performed for kids
protagonist
main character the audience identifies with
Fantasy
drama with unreal characters occuring in imaginary times/ places
Comedy of Manners
Comedy mocking the upper class

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