15 terms

Summary/Elements of Drama Vocabulary

STUDY
PLAY
playwright
person who writes the play
cast of characters
the characters acting in a drama
drama
synonym for play (written for tv, theater, or radio)
scene
small division of a play (marks a change in setting)
flashback
an interruption in the play or scene to show past or previous events
foreshadowing
hints or clues as to what's to come later in the play
script
the written text of a play
audience
the group or person for whom a play is being performed
acts
one of the MAIN divisions of a play
scenery
part of a scene that show location of a scene (usually on the backdrop)
dialogue
two or more people speaking to one another on stage
stage directions
helpful instructions given to actors on stage (speak softly, look angry)
props
objects used in the play such as a wand or cup
elements of drama
setting, cast of characters, scenes, acts, etc.
summary
tells the who, what, when, where, why, and how of a play, story, etc.
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