Drama Terms

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 characters
SCENES
acts are divided into parts or scenes
STAGE DIRECTIONS
instructions in the play, (usually in parentheses), indicating stage actions or movements of performer
PLOT
Sequence of events in a story
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; small items on set used by actors
NARRATOR
person telling the story (not involved in the action or related to characters)
CUE
A signal, either verbal or physical, that indicates something should happen
COSTUME
Clothing worn by an actor on stage during a performance
CAST
All the characters (actors) in a play
UPSTAGE
the part of the stage furthest away from the audience
DOWNSTAGE
the part of the stage closest to the audience
SCRIPT
the written form of the play

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