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Drama 8th grade
LA test review
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A story or play that is told through the characters played by actors.
A struggle or battle. "Who wants what?" The character who wants something is opposed by another character or force. This opposition is the source of the conflict.
Additional problems that occur within a drama.
The author / writer of the play, who has limited control of how his or her work is presented (due to the interpretation of the producers, directors, set designers or actors).
The whole purpose of the Playwright's Note is to educate the reader/audience about the play. It differs from play to play; it always depends on what the playwright wants their readers/audience to know.
The way the text or script is organized; a longer, major part of a play. One-act, three-act, and five-act plays are all common.
The way the text or script is organized; a shorter section of a literary work, one that happens in a single place and time. *There may be any number of scenes in each act, and the number of scenes may vary from act to act.
Line of play
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction; actor's line - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his line"
Notes that are included in a play to describe how something should look, sound, or be performed.
used as a stage direction in a printed play to indicate that a group of characters
leave/EXIT the stage.
The conversations between the actors, or speech of the actors in a play.
An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage.
a long speech by one actor in a play.
A dramatic monologue is any speech of some duration addressed by a character to a second person.
A soliloquy is a type of monologue in which a character directly addresses an audience or speaks his thoughts aloud while alone or while the other actors keep silent.
a technique whereby one or more performers speak directly to the audience to tell a story, give information, or comment on the action of the scene or the motivations of characters.
suggests events that have yet to occur in a work of literature. Writers use foreshadowing to build their readers' expectations and to create suspense.
Example: A weapon found in a drawer early in a story might foreshadow a future crime in the story.
(http://teachapedia.org/index.php?title=Foreshadowing_and_flashback) Scroll down to the video clips available on his webpage, and show the "FORESHADOWING" one with Jaws, Star Wars, etc. (not the flashback twilight one)
the length of time/duration of a theatrical performance or movie
the list of characters in a play (and the actors' names who play them in the performance)
directions for the lighting for a production of a play, such as when to darken the stage or place a spotlight on a character, etc.
introduce characters, setting, problem. The reader/audience may learn background information about the setting and the characters of the story during the exposition.
tension rises, character tries & fails to solve problem
intense point in the play, where the solution to the character's problem may be realized, an aha moment/ a turning point, everything will be different from this point on for the main character(s); the moment of greatest emotional intensity, the conflict has reached a peak
events after the climax that wrap up the loose ends of the story
Dialogue is what is spoken in a story. It includes the conversations between two or more characters in a book, play, or movie.
An incident is something that occurs in a story, or a piece of action in a book, play, or movie. Like dialogue, an incident can reveal aspects of characters, propel the plot, or provoke a decision in a story.
Character development involves the way characters are portrayed to the reader. A successful author will use dialogue and incidents to help portray characters that are believable and life-like. As characters are developed in a story, the reader learns more about them and their roles in the story's plot.
Direct characterization involves straightforward statements made about the characters. For example, if an author wants to portray a certain character as polite, he or she can do so directly by simply stating, "She was always polite."
Indirect characterization requires more thought on the reader's behalf. Instead of using adjectives that directly describe a character, an author will portray the character's aspects using words, thoughts, or actions. For example, to show that a character is polite, an author might have the character saying or doing things that a polite person would, such as helping a complete stranger carry groceries or complimenting the cook after a meal.
What does the character say? How does she speak?
What is the character thinking and feeling? What does this reveal about him/her?
How do other people feel and act in reaction to the character?
What does the character do? How does she behave?
What does the character look like? How does he dress?
Pay attention to body language and facial expressions.
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