25 terms

Drama

STUDY
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Drama
a drama is a play
playwright
the person who writes plays
script
the written text of a stage play
parts
the different characters/roles in a play
props( properities)
something other than scenery or costumes that is used in a play
set
an artificial setting for a scene of a play
costumes
clothing that actors wear
special effects
audio or visual effect used in the play
irony
the opposite of what one really intends
sarcasm
a form of irony used to express scorn or ridicule
paradox
a statement that is self-contradictory that is true and not true
theme
the central message addressed in a play, the lesson learned.
protagonist
the main character of the play
antagonist
goes against the main character of the story
acts
the major divisions of a play. There are scenes in each act
scene
a division of an act in a play during which the action takes place in a single place without a break in time
stage directions
an instruction in the text of a play, especially one indicating the movement, position, or tone of an actor, or the sound effects and lighting.
dialogue
words that a character says aloud
tragedy
a play that deals with tragic events
comedy
a play that make the audience laugh
monologue
a long speech that a character makes to another
plot
the events that make up the play
play
a drama that is meant to be performed on a stage.
cast
A list of names of all the characters in the play and how they are related to each other.
conflict
The problem in the play that gets the play going.

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