Unit 7 Terminology

STUDY
PLAY
act
a division of a play that includes several scenes
antagonist
the character who engages in conflict with the most important character
cast
all of the characters in the drama
comedy
a type of drama in which the plot involves a series of mishaps and humorous situations
dialogue
conversation between characters
drama
a work of literature that is intended to be performed for an audience
Greek tragedy
a type of drama in which a heroic main character struggles--with the gods, historically, and is ultimately brought down by a personal flaw
monologue
a speech by one character
play
a type of drama written for the stage
plot
the series of events related to a central conflict, or struggle, in a literary work
protagonist
the most important or central character in a literary work
scene
a short division of a play; several of these make up an act
set
the scenery of a drama, including lighting, props, and so on
script
the actual text of the drama, including the characters' names and information about the setting, dialogue, and stage directions
stage directions
information in the script that tells the actors how to speak, move, enter and exit, and so on
straight drama
a type of drama that presents realistic characters and situations
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