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cards to study for drama testt

What is aside? a theatre convention in which an actor may deliver a line to the audience or to a specific actor onstage and it is understood that the other characters do not hear it.
What is conflict? Tension between two or more characters which leads to a crisis or climax.
What is denoument? The working out of the resolution in a well made play. The wrap of the story after the climax. Also called the conclusion.
What is diction? Aristotle's fourth element of drama. The language and manner of speech in a play. Also called language
What is a flat? A single piece of scenery, usually of standard size, made of light-weight wood or canvas stretched over a wooden frame.
What is perspective? The art of creating the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Discovered by the Italians.
What is rake? An upward slope of the stage floor away from the audience.
What is soliloquy? A speech delivered by a character in a play when he or she is alone onstage. Can be his/her thoughts or directly to audience.
What are stage directions? Given from the actors point of view facing the audience. Left, right, up, down, and center. Allows the director to precisely communicate his blocking to the actor.
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