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A narrative story that takes place live on stage
A play's plot structure
prologue or exposition, rising action, conflict and climax, falling action, denouement
The emotional high point of the story
The words and text plus stage directions and asides in a play
Words and conversation between characters
A long speech by one person with other characters nearby
A speech by a character to himself or to the audience when no one is on stage and meant to hear it.
A spoken comment on stage that only the audience is supposed to hear.
Not meant to be read, these are the details in the script about the stage, props, set decorations, etc.
Everything that is part of the stage and set excluding the actual spoken words
Area where a play, performance, or musical is performed
The transformed stage arranged and decorated for the production.
Before electricity, outdoors was used.
Now a necessary component.
costumes and props
Story elements necessary to the story to convey the message and the mood.
Usually, the main character who is admirable, but has a defect that will be his/her downfall.
That part of the character's personality that leads to a downfall
A character developed and used to contrast to another character.
The moment the conflict shifts leading to a climax
The twist to the story about which the audience or reader knows, but the character does not.
visualization of drama
A mental or visual picture of what is happening on the stage and/or in the play.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Ten alternating rhyming/unrhyming syllables.
Example: "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? (Romeo and Juliet)
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Poetry line with punctuation at the end.
Poetry line with no punctuation at the end
Words or customs that have disappeared from common use
A serious story of characters involved in intense conflicts and dealing with life, death, and fate.
Serious and important details about heroic characters in a story that ends unhappily. Usual topics: fate, life, and death.
A lighthearted story about an issue or with a purpose and which ends happily.