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Drama 4th 6 wk test

Drama 4th 6th week test vocabulary

A person, animal, fantasy creature or personified abstaction who participate in the actions, directly or indirectle Character
Example of an animal as a character Charlotte's Webb
Example of fantasy creature as character The Chronicles of Narnia
Example of personified abstraction The Christmas Carol (Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future)
Seven Questions to ask when creating a character 1. Who am I? 2. Where am I? 3. When is it? 4. What do I want? 5. How do I try to achieve what I want? 6. What obstacles do I have to try to overcome 7. What effect do I want to make on the other characters in the story & what effect do they have on me
Studying all the descriptions and information about a character provided by the script Character Analysis
Descriptive statements about a particular character that distinguishes him/her from the other characters Character Description
The first person to work on a play Playwright
A Playwright does 4 things... 1. organizes 2. researches 3. writes and 4. revises the play
The written words of the play script
The performing members of a production cast
The main character in literature protagonist
The main opponent to main character antagonist
The message of a story, play or poem that contains the elements of the story Theme
The elements of the story are 4 things... 1. conflict 2. exposition 3. characters and 4. plot
The content, ideas and feelings being conveyed, communicated message
A good story has... 1. a clear understanding of the characters and the conflicts that the characters face
Every telling of a story happens during a limited period of time: past, present or future Time Frame
All the details of an event. Describes everything that happens, whether factual or fictitious Story
Explains and describes 1. characters 2. plot 3. setting 4. circumstances Exposition
In drama, _____________ is minimal and interspersed throughout the play because the audience sees and hears these elements exposition
The details of the story that create suspense while emphasizing conflict plot
7 events that form the components of plot 1. stasis 2. inciting event 3. rising action 4. crisis 5. climax 6. falling action 7. resolution
When nothing of importance happens Stasis
The event that introduces conflict to the story inciting event
The conflicts that lead to the story's crisis rising action
A turning point in a conflict (usually have numerous crises) crisis
When all of the suspense builds and emotion is at it's highest climax
the events that immediately follow the climax falling action
the return to stasis after the primary conflicts are resolved resolution
When two opposing forces clash Conflict
Types of Conflict: 1. Man vs Man 2. Man vs. Society 3. Man vs. Nature 4. Man vs. Himself 5. Man vs. God or mythical gods
A specific moment or occurance when the opposing forces meet Confrontation
The moral nature of a story. The moral or immoral quality of a piece of literature Moral Tone
Moral tone can do 3 things... 1. Does the conflict make you sympathize with evil actions? 2. Does the story encourage you to like moral, noble characters? 3. Is evil punished and good rewarded in the end?
Depicts evil as bad, with evil characters receiving punishment, while good is viewed positively, with good characters being rewarded Moral Story
Created by: bgpalmers