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a major divisions of a play or opera.
either the "in" or "out" of the Drama, people in the act as a narrator/s to tell the story of a scene, give information or make a comment on the scene.
a struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work. The conflict may occur within a character as well as between characters.
hints of what is to come in the action of a play.
when the audience knows something the characters do not
Point of view
the angle of vision from which a story is narrated
the idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and action, and cast in the form of a generalization
the opening of a play when the characters and situation are introduced
a character or force against which another character struggles
the main character
words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, which are not "heard" by the other characters on stage during a play
the conversation of characters in a literary work. In plays, characters' speeches are preceded by their names.
the physical movement of a character during a play. Gesture is used to reveal character, and may include facial expressions as well as movements of other parts of an actor's body
articles or objects that appear on stage during a play
a playwright's descriptive comments that provide readers (and actors) with information about the dialogue, setting, and action of a play
one who authors a drama
what Acts are divided into
the time, place of a literary work
the stage decorations, props used to prepare the stage for performance
the developing conflict leading up to the climax of the story
the highest point of conflict, drama, or a major turning point in the story
the action after the Climax leading to the resolution (conclusion)
the conclusion/ resolve of the conflict
the author refers to or hints at major art works, literary works, famous people, or historical events
drama that ends with a happy ending
drama that ends with a sad or frightening (tragic) ending
a play on words
involving a situation in which the actions effects what was intended, so that the outcome is what was not expected.
a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
a poem or speech that reveals aspects of a characters "soul" when that character is in a dramatic situation. The character speaks to an identifiable but silent listener at a dramatic moment in the speaker's life.
a speech delivered while the speaker is alone meant to inform the audience as to what they are feeling or thinking