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Miracle Worker

Elements of Drama
STUDY
PLAY
act
division of a play much like the chapters of a novel
aside
lines that are spoken by a character idrectly to the audience (Shakespeare)
cast of characters
list of characters presented before hte action begin
comedy
a humorous work of drama
diaglogue
a conversation between two or more characters
drama
a work of literature deigned to be performed in front of an audience
tragedy
a serious work of drama in which the hero suffers a catastrophe or serious misfortune
monologue
a long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience
scene
a division of an act into smaller parts
soliloquy
thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is, or tinks, he or she is alone
stage directions
italicized comments that identify parts of the setting, the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character,or provide background information
dramatic irony
when the audience or reader knows somethine that the characters in the story do not know.