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 characters
Scene
acts are divided into parts called
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)
Script
the actual paper copy of the play
Lines
Character's dialogue written out into text
Cast
All the characters (actors) in a play
Stage directions can reveal...
a character's emotions, intentions, thoughts
Inference
To draw a conclusion based on evidence from the text.
Character Traits
words that describe how a character is based on what they do, say, think, feel

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