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15 terms
Drama Terms
Aside
Drama
Soliloquy
Monologue
A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended fo…
A story that is written to be acted out in front of an audien…
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on…
A long, uninterrupted speech presented in front of other char…
Aside
A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended fo…
Drama
A story that is written to be acted out in front of an audien…
14 terms
Drama terms
Shakespearean Sonnet
tragic flaw
verse drama
Rhetorical devices
The rhyme scheme of the quatrains is abab cdcd efef. The coup…
the weakness of character that brings about a tragic hero's d…
is any drama written as verse to be spoken; another possible…
a technique used to persuade... Example: analogy, hyperbole, rep…
Shakespearean Sonnet
The rhyme scheme of the quatrains is abab cdcd efef. The coup…
tragic flaw
the weakness of character that brings about a tragic hero's d…
7 terms
Drama terms
Antagonist
Catastrophe
Character
Characterization
A character or force against which another character struggles.
The action at the end of a tragedy that initiates the falling…
An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.
The means by which writers present and reveal character.
Antagonist
A character or force against which another character struggles.
Catastrophe
The action at the end of a tragedy that initiates the falling…
LHS Drama Vocabulary Terms
act
allusion
ambiguity
aside
a major division in the action of a play
a brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea i…
allows for two or more simultaneous interpretations of a word…
a speech directed to the audience that supposedly is not audi…
act
a major division in the action of a play
allusion
a brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea i…
DRAMA TERMS - Elements of drama
Atmosphere
Audience
Character
Dramatic tension
The interaction between the audience and the mood of a drama…
The body of people invited or otherwise to view a drama activ…
A person or role in the drama that may have defined personal…
Drives the drama and keeps an audience interested. The tensio…
Atmosphere
The interaction between the audience and the mood of a drama…
Audience
The body of people invited or otherwise to view a drama activ…
Drama Terms D-O
dead space
dialogue
director
downstage
pauses between lines that are not supposed to exist
a conversation between two or more characters
the person who oversees the rehearsals and makes decisions ab…
toward the front of the stage, closer to the audience
dead space
pauses between lines that are not supposed to exist
dialogue
a conversation between two or more characters
18 terms
Drama Terms
drama
script
stage directions
scenery
a work of literature performed for an audience, either on sta…
the written form of a drama
the instructions for the director, the performers, and the st…
the items on the stage that create the setting
drama
a work of literature performed for an audience, either on sta…
script
the written form of a drama
Drama Terms P-Z
places
playwright
projection
props
a director's call for all characters to take their proper pla…
the person who wrote the script
the volume at which lines are spoken
items that are on stage or held or used by characters
places
a director's call for all characters to take their proper pla…
playwright
the person who wrote the script
Drama Terms A-C
act
ad-lib
apron
aside
a major division into which plays are divided
to spontaneously create lines that are not written in the scr…
the part of the stage in front of the curtain when the curtai…
words spoken by a character that are designed for the audienc…
act
a major division into which plays are divided
ad-lib
to spontaneously create lines that are not written in the scr…
21 terms
Shakespearean Drama Terms and Vocabulary
tragedy
tragic hero
tragic flaw
comic relief
A drama that presents the downfall of a dignified character o…
A literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitab…
the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagon…
A humorous scene, incident or speech that relieves the overal…
tragedy
A drama that presents the downfall of a dignified character o…
tragic hero
A literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitab…
20 terms
Drama Terms
curtain
center stage
cast
Backstage
indicates when the curtain opens or closes
the center of the main staging area
the characters in a play, and the actors that portray them
Any area used by the actors that isn't seen by the audience
curtain
indicates when the curtain opens or closes
center stage
the center of the main staging area
Drama Terms
Props
Intermission
Proscenium
Type casting
Items used on stage
Break for audience and cast
Main Curtain
Character actor
Props
Items used on stage
Intermission
Break for audience and cast
16 terms
Drama Terms
Drama
Play
script
props
a story that is written to be acted out onstage
another name for a drama
the text of the entire play
objects that characters use on stage to help them perform
Drama
a story that is written to be acted out onstage
Play
another name for a drama
14 terms
Drama Terms & Skills
Audience
Characters
Scene
Stage Directions
A drama is written to be performed by actors in front of an _…
Told through the speech and action of _______________________…
A new _____________ usually shows that the time or setting ha…
Describe how a scene should look and how the characters shoul…
Audience
A drama is written to be performed by actors in front of an _…
Characters
Told through the speech and action of _______________________…
19 terms
drama terms
Curtain-
Center Stage-
Scene--
Cast-
not only the big, heavy thing that hangs from the front of th…
Obviously, this indicates that the actor shood be standing in…
The devishon of the play .
The actors in the play.
Curtain-
not only the big, heavy thing that hangs from the front of th…
Center Stage-
Obviously, this indicates that the actor shood be standing in…
Drama Vocabulary
Act
Antagonist
Comedy
Dialogue
A way to divide a play into large chunks. ... This could be comp…
A person in a play that usually opposes the protagonist. ... Is…
An example of drama that is usually funny and has a happy end…
The words spoken by each character in a play
Act
A way to divide a play into large chunks. ... This could be comp…
Antagonist
A person in a play that usually opposes the protagonist. ... Is…
12 terms
Drama vocabulary
ignorance
precautionary
unethical
ferocious
lack of knowledge, education, or experience
done to prevent harm or danger
not conforming to the moral standards of a group
wild and dangerous
ignorance
lack of knowledge, education, or experience
precautionary
done to prevent harm or danger
22 terms
Drama Vocabulary
drama
act
scene
aside
a written story to be performed on stage
a large division in drama
the division of acts in a drama; New scene = new setting
when an actor speaks directly to the audience but cannot be h…
drama
a written story to be performed on stage
act
a large division in drama
Drama Terms
acts
allusion
aside
couplet
dramas are divided into large units called acts.
a reference to a person or event from art, history, religion…
a short speech delivered by an actor in a play expressing a c…
a pair of rhyming lines
acts
dramas are divided into large units called acts.
allusion
a reference to a person or event from art, history, religion…
17 terms
Drama Vocabulary
drama
act
scene
aside
a written story to be played out on stage
a large division in drama
the division of acts in a drama; New scene = new setting
when an actor speaks directly to the audience but cannot be h…
drama
a written story to be played out on stage
act
a large division in drama
8 terms
Drama Terms
Playwright
Drama
Script
Act
The person who wrote the script, or play
A drama is a play
The paper that the play is written on. It contains the dialog…
Are the major divisions of a play (like a chapter in a novel)…
Playwright
The person who wrote the script, or play
Drama
A drama is a play
17 terms
Drama Vocabulary
stage directions
act
scene
tragedy
italicized instructions in a play written by the playwright;…
A major division of a play
a division of an act into smaller parts
a type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the…
stage directions
italicized instructions in a play written by the playwright;…
act
A major division of a play
13 terms
Drama terms
drama
characters
conflict
theme
a story written to be performed by actors for an audience
people who take part in the action
a problem between two characters or forces
a message or insight about life
drama
a story written to be performed by actors for an audience
characters
people who take part in the action
18 terms
Drama Terms
Comedy
Tragedy
Irony
Dramatic Irony
In the Greek sense, a play that does not end in death. In mod…
In the Greek sense, a play that ends with the death of at lea…
General name for moments in literature that involve surprisin…
A contradiction between what the character thinks and what th…
Comedy
In the Greek sense, a play that does not end in death. In mod…
Tragedy
In the Greek sense, a play that ends with the death of at lea…
10 terms
drama terms
act
adage
allusion
cast of characters
A section of a play made up of several scenes
An old familiar saying: "The early bird gets the worm."
To hint or refer to something not mentioned directly
A list of names and brief descriptions of characters in a play
act
A section of a play made up of several scenes
adage
An old familiar saying: "The early bird gets the worm."
Drama Terms
Act
Antagonist
Audience
Cast
one of the main divisions of a play or opera: the second act…
a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes wi…
the group of spectators at a public event; listeners or viewe…
the group of performers to whom parts are assigned; players
Act
one of the main divisions of a play or opera: the second act…
Antagonist
a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes wi…
16 terms
Drama Terms
Round Character
Antagonist
Stereotyped Character
Dynamic Charcter
a complex and many sided character
a character who is in conflict with the main character. The a…
a character with a single characteristic common to several pe…
a developing character. Undergoes some kind of change.
Round Character
a complex and many sided character
Antagonist
a character who is in conflict with the main character. The a…
23 terms
Drama Term
Camera angle
High angle
Medium Angle
Low angle
The point the view from witch the camera photographs its subj…
Camera is looking down at the subject.
Camera is in the same plane as the subject or looking strait…
Camera is looking up at the subject.
Camera angle
The point the view from witch the camera photographs its subj…
High angle
Camera is looking down at the subject.
11 terms
Drama Terms
act
dialogue
fourth wall
playwright
the major division of a play; most plays have 3
the conversation spoken between characters
the imaginary wall that separates the audience from the stage
a person who writes a play
act
the major division of a play; most plays have 3
dialogue
the conversation spoken between characters
10 terms
Drama Terms
Act
Scene
Monologue
Theme
a major division within a play similar to a chapter
series of events in a story
A long speech in a play or story, delivered by a single perso…
A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough t…
Act
a major division within a play similar to a chapter
Scene
series of events in a story
10 terms
Drama Vocabulary
Aside
Allusion
Soliloquy
Figurative Language
lines spoken by one character to the audience while the other…
a casual reference in literature to a person, place, event, o…
a speech by a person in a play who is talking to himself or w…
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that i…
Aside
lines spoken by one character to the audience while the other…
Allusion
a casual reference in literature to a person, place, event, o…
11 terms
Drama terms
Alliteration
Antagonist
Aside
Assonance
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginni…
A character or force against which another character struggles.
Words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, which are…
The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a lin…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginni…
Antagonist
A character or force against which another character struggles.
Drama Terms
Renaissance
The Great Chain of Being
Drama
Tragedy
The cultural "re-birth" that occurred in Europe from roughly…
the Renaissance belief that the cosmos/universe was tightly o…
a literary work meant to be enacted on stage by actors for an…
a type of drama in which the plot moves from order to chaos;…
Renaissance
The cultural "re-birth" that occurred in Europe from roughly…
The Great Chain of Being
the Renaissance belief that the cosmos/universe was tightly o…
42 terms
Drama terms
Hand Props
Personal Props
Costume Props
Stage Props
Anything that the actor is holding.
Used by a single character and is placed on set.
Portable props used by characters.
Objects used for dressing the stage.
Hand Props
Anything that the actor is holding.
Personal Props
Used by a single character and is placed on set.
10 terms
Drama vocabulary
a drama
acts
characters
narrator
a play or skit
divided parts of a play
The people or animals in the story
Person telling the story
a drama
a play or skit
acts
divided parts of a play
Drama Terms
farce
sit com
comedy of manners
commedia dell arte
a play filled with ridiculous happenings
a comedy in which characters have to solve a problem caused b…
comedy which makes fun of attitudes and manners of a social c…
improvised physical comedy that uses a series of stock charac…
farce
a play filled with ridiculous happenings
sit com
a comedy in which characters have to solve a problem caused b…
Drama terms
downstage
upstage
stage left
stage right
area towards audience
area away from audience
left side of stage pov actor
right side of stage pov actor
downstage
area towards audience
upstage
area away from audience
29 terms
Drama Terms
Act
Apron
Audition
Backstage
The things actors can do that makes them different from Techies
Section of stage floor which projects into the auditorium
Process where the (casting) director of a production asks to…
The part of then stage in theatre that is out of sight of aud…
Act
The things actors can do that makes them different from Techies
Apron
Section of stage floor which projects into the auditorium
6 terms
Drama terms
Tableau
Level
Blocking
Diction/Articulation
Frozen image
How far you are from the ground
Stage movement
How you pronounce words
Tableau
Frozen image
Level
How far you are from the ground
Drama Vocabulary
Renaissance
Great Chain of Being
Drama
Tragedy
The cultural "re-birth" that occurred in Europe from roughly…
the Renaissance belief that the cosmos/universe was tightly o…
a literary work meant to be enacted on stage by actors for an…
a type of drama in which the plot moves from order to chaos;…
Renaissance
The cultural "re-birth" that occurred in Europe from roughly…
Great Chain of Being
the Renaissance belief that the cosmos/universe was tightly o…
11 terms
Drama Vocabulary
Prologue
Script
Internal conflict
External conflict
A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or…
write
A struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions withi…
A struggle between a character and an outside force
Prologue
A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or…
Script
write
21 terms
Drama Vocabulary
Act
Aside
Cast
Costume
n. One of the main sections of a play.
a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on…
The group of performers to who act in a play or show.
Clothing and accessories worn by an actor to portray a certai…
Act
n. One of the main sections of a play.
Aside
a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on…
28 terms
Drama Vocabulary
Plot
Setting
Motivation
Characterization
Sequence of events in a story
The context in time and place in which the action of a story…
A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
A method an author uses to let readers know more about the ch…
Plot
Sequence of events in a story
Setting
The context in time and place in which the action of a story…
Drama terms
Chereographer
Chorus
Musical
Musical comedy
The person responsible for designing a show's dance numbers
1.the singers in a musical other than the principal performers
A drama production accompanied by song and dance... (It helps mo…
A comedic drama featuring song and dance... (Mostly happy)
Chereographer
The person responsible for designing a show's dance numbers
Chorus
1.the singers in a musical other than the principal performers
Drama terms
Archetype
Climax
Crisis
Diction
A character who represents a certain type or idea Ex. A fairy…
The high point of a play at which the protagonist makes irrev…
An event that occurs just when it seems things could either r…
The style, dialect, rhythm, and words of the characters Ex. S…
Archetype
A character who represents a certain type or idea Ex. A fairy…
Climax
The high point of a play at which the protagonist makes irrev…
Drama Terms
Play
Actor/Actress
Character
Cast
A story enacted on stage told through the words and actions o…
The people who play the characters in a play
Who the play is about played by an actor or actress( can be a…
A group of actors who are playing character roles in a play
Play
A story enacted on stage told through the words and actions o…
Actor/Actress
The people who play the characters in a play
28 terms
Drama terms
Element
Voice technique
Convention
Element
Role
Pitch
Spoken thought
Time
Element
Role
Voice technique
Pitch
11 terms
drama terms
platform
accept
offer
explore
platform- the "who", "what", and "where" of a scene
to embrace an "offer" made by another performer
any verbal or physical suggestion made by another actor
to play out the consequences of an offer
platform
platform- the "who", "what", and "where" of a scene
accept
to embrace an "offer" made by another performer
13 terms
Drama Terms
Play
Plot Structure
Script
Dialogue
A story acted out live and onstage.
Plays have conflicts, a climax, and a resolution just like no…
The text of a play.
A conversation between characters in a play.
Play
A story acted out live and onstage.
Plot Structure
Plays have conflicts, a climax, and a resolution just like no…
41 terms
Drama Terms
Ad-Lib
Audition
Backstage
Blackout
Makeup words or actions usually to cover a mistake in a perfo…
An interview like opportunity in which actors are able to dem…
all areas of the stage other than the acting area that are ou…
the end of an act of play or time between scenes of an act wh…
Ad-Lib
Makeup words or actions usually to cover a mistake in a perfo…
Audition
An interview like opportunity in which actors are able to dem…
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