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Ambrose Vocab Drama

STUDY
PLAY
play
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
tragedy
A serious play in which the main character comes to an unhappy end
tragic hero
an admirable figure (main character) who has a personal failing that leads to his or her downfall
tragic flaw
the fault or characteristic that leads the main character to make choices that result in tragedy
comedy
dramatic work with a happy ending in which the main character gets what he or she wants
dialogue
conversations between characters in a play
monologue
a long speech made by one character to one or more other characters ON STAGE
soliloquy
a speech made by a character ALONE ONSTAGE, speaking to himself or herself or the audience
aside
short speech to the audience or another character that others onstage are not supposed to hear
stage directions
descriptions of how characters move onstage and how they speak their lines
props
the portable items (properties) that actors carry or handle onstage