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Drama 5th grade

Drama Terms

dialogue the conversation between characters
act the longer sections a play is divided into
foreshadow clues to what is going to happen in the story or play
scene the shorter sections a play is divided into
playwright the author of the play
cast the characters in the play
Drama a story that can be performed for an audience
gesture body movements or facial expressions
conflict the main problem in the story
stage direction describes the actions of the characters or the way they are speaking. Stage directions are written in parenthesis and are in italics
exposition important information given before the play starts
monologue a long speech by one character
aside are words that are not heard by all characters, characters usually speak out to the audience
theme the main idea or message
adaptation taken from another source,usually a book or story
protagonist the main character
antagonist a character or force in conflict with the main character
plot a series of events that happen in a play
resolution when the problem is solved
climax the highest and most exciting point in the play
italics slanted text used in stage direction
narrator someone who is not in the play , but describes what is going on in the story.
script the written text of the play
Created by: madelin28



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