9 terms

Holt 9 Chapter 11

STUDY
PLAY
play
a story acted out live, using dialogue and action
tragedy
a play that presents serious and important actions and ends unhappily for the main character
tragic hero
an admirable figure who has a personal failing that leads to his or her downfall
tragic flaw
a failing that leads a character to make choices that result in tragedy
comedy
a play that ends happily, in which the main character gets what he or she wants
dialogue
conversations between characters in a play
monologue
a long speech made by one character to one or more other characters onstage
soliloquy
a speech made by a character who is along onstage, speaking to himself or herself or to the audience
aside
a short speech, delivered to the audience or to another character, that others onstage are not supposed to hear