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a major division in a play
A character or force against which another character struggles.
movement patterns of actors on the stage
An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.
A dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion.
A struggle between two opposing forces (there is no drama without conflict); can be external and/or internal
the action of untying; the final outcome of the main complication in a play
the manner in which words are pronounced; 1) reveals character, 2) implies attitudes, 3) convenes action, 4) identifies themes, and 5) suggests values
a device in which a character holds a position or has an expectation reversed or fulfilled in a way that the character did not expect but that the audience or readers have anticipated because their knowledge of events or individuals is more complete than the character's
undergoes an important change in the course of the play- not changes in circumstances, but changes in some sense
Characters who are simple and one dimensional.
a secondary character whose situation often parallels that of the main character while his behavior or response or character contrasts with that of the main character, throwing light on that particular character's specific temperament
the physical movement of a character during a play
a speech by a single character without another character's response
the thought(s) or desire(s) that drives a character to actively pursue a want or need
the main character of a literary work
depicted with such psychological depth and detail that he or she seems like a "real" person
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
a traditional segment in a play
a speech meant to be heard by the audience but not by other characters on the stage
A playwright's descriptive or interpretive comments that provide readers (and actors) with information about the dialogue, setting, and action of a play.
a literary or dramatic character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop.
a type of drama in which the characters experience reversal of fortune, usually for the worse.
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