Flashcards in Drama Deck (23)
the words in a printed text of the play that informs the people involved in the play how to stage, perform or imagine the play.
A category of works that share the same features, and conventions
Characteristic features of a literary genre
Characters speaking as if they are really the people they play in the drama
When a characters' traits are revealed implicitly through speech, thoughts, appearance etc.
One act play
A play in which the action unfolds continuously, and in one place and time.
Type of theatre where the stage is divided from the audience by an arch (a proscenium)
Stage design that allows the audience to sit on three sides from the major acting area
Stage design in which the audience is seated around the acting area. Actors make their entrances and exits through the auditorium
Type of theatre consisting of a stage area surrounded by a semicircle of seats
In Classical Greek theatre, a semicircular area used mostly for dancing by the chorus
A low building in the back of a stage area in Classical Greek theatre, which represented a temple or palace
The design, decoration and scenery of the stage during a play
In drama, an object used on stage
Three principles of structure that require a play to have one plot that occurs in one plays, within one day
When there is a gap between what the audience knows and what a character expects or believes
When a character has an expectation that is reversed or fulfilled in an unexpected way
When a word or expression means something different than what it appears to mean
A long, uninterrupted speech, spoken by one person
A literary genre consisting of works that are performed before an audience by an actor or actors playing the characters
A monologue in which the character is alone on stage and thinks out loud
Character speaks directly to the audience, without the speech being registered