Chap.14:Elements and Conventions of Drama
|Reversal ||: A situation in the climax of the plot that turns out the opposite of what the character expects, and in the falling action, often comes to a profound realization about the mistake or flaw that led to the tragic outcome.
|Catharsis ||: A great release of emotion.
|Synecdoche ||: A figure of speech in which a part of an object or person is used to stand for the whole object or person.
|Hamartia ||: a mistake error in judgment or character flaw.
||: One section within an act in a play.|
|Pantomime ||: A form of acting that relies on facial expressions and gestures, rather than speech, to convey meaning.
||: The process of determining the placement and movement of characters on stage. |
||: One main organizational section of a drama. |
|Suspense ||: A feeling of anxiety, excitement, and anticipation that keeps audiences and readers engaged and interested in a performance or literary work.
|Suspension of disbelief ||: When an audience becomes so involved that they respond emotionally to events on stage.
The audience reacts as if it were real.
|Conflict ||: helps us maintain our suspension of disbelief. Essential element of drama; it sets the plot in motion and engages our interest until it is resolved one way or another.