25 terms

DRAMA

STUDY
PLAY

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DRAMA
a story acted out live, using dialogue and action
PLAYWRIGHT
a person who writes plays
DIALOGUE
Conversation between 2 or more characters
SCENES
acts are divided into parts that are of a single setting
STAGE DIRECTIONS
instructions in the play, (usually in parentheses [or brackets]), indicating stage actions, mood, tone, or movements of performers
PLOT
Sequence of events in a story
ACTORS
Characters (People, animals, or creatures) in a story or drama
THEME
Central idea, message
PLAY
A stage representation of an action or story
PROPS
Items carried on stage by an actor, or small items on set, used by actors to make their actions more realistic
NARRATOR
person telling the story (not involved in the action or related to characters)
SCRIPT
the actual paper copy of the play
LINES
Characters' speaking lines
CAST
All the characters (actors) in a play
NEW SCENE
A new setting and actions begin
SET
How the stage looks to show time and place of the setting; the scenery or furnishings on the stage
INFERENCE
Reader puts the "pieces" together to figure out something
CHARACTERIZATION
Words and actions that describe/show a character based on what they do, say, think, and feel
MONOLOGUE
A speech by one character who is alone on stage
SOLILOQUY
An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers
ASIDE
Words spoken by an actor to be heard by the audience only and not by the actors on the stage.
Theatre
Where a play takes place
ACTS
The units of the action in a drama (usually 2-5 per play with an intermission in the middle)
COMEDY
In general, a story that ends happily for its main character. NOT NECESSARILY FUNNY.
TRAGEDY
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character

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