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Sem 1 EOC Drama Concepts
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a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict
or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play.
a type of literature that is acted on stage in front of a live audience.
a noble figure who has a personality flaw that brings about their downfall
the personality flaw that causes the tragic hero's downfall-
a presentation of serious and important actions that end unhappily
a presentation of light and funny , sometimes covering serious topics, but always with
characteristics of a tragedy
1. usually some humor
2. ending is NEVER happy
3. a tragic flaw aids in a characters death
how the author of a play tells character's to move on stage and say their lines.
one character speaks to other characters on stage or speaks where others can HEAR them.
on character speaks their thoughts out loud and any character on stage CANNOT HEAR THEM
a play based on ridiculous situations and exaggerated physical response
two or more character's conversing or talking
a character who's personality vividly contrasts another character- they are opposites-
their purpose is to make another character stand out.
This is the point in the play when the action turns toward a happy ending (comedy) or a
tragic ending (tragedy) In Romeo and Juliet the turning point is in Act 3
the meter that Shakespeare writes most of his works in.
when the audience or reader knows something the characters do not.
a short introduction at the beginning of a play that gives a brief overview of the plot
a group of people who speak at the same time OR a single narrator
words that are spoken by a character in the play to the audience or directly to the audience that
no one else on stage is supposed to hear
a combination of terms that are contradictory or opposite ex: jumbo shrimp, heavy
lightness, lead feather etc...
a play on words - in other words using a word in a phrase that has more than one meaning OR
two words that sounds alike and have different meanings.
direct ordinary speech- no poetry
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme. in Shakespeare's p[lays this usually signals an exit
of a character or the end of a scene.
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