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a story told through characters played by actors in front of an audience
Conversation between characters and/or narrator
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group.
the written text of a play
a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
words and phrases that mean something different from the literal meanings of the words
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.
the main sections of a drama
a division of an act into smaller parts
construction on the stage that shows time and place
moveable objects used on the set of a play
tells the audience what the personality of the character is
the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc.
A struggle between opposing forces
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions.
A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness, although it may have a serious, scornful purpose.
A play that combines elements of tragedy and comedy, either by providing a happy ending to a potentially tragic story or by some more complex blending of serious and light moods.