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Drama Flashcards

Flashcards to review through the Drama terms

TermDefinition
Drama Type of literature that is primarily written to be performed for an audience.
Tragedy A play in which the main character experiences disaster
Comedy Closes with a peaceful resolution of the main conflict.
Farce Relies on exaggeration, absurdity, and slapstick.
Straight Drama or Drama Deal with serious subjects, but don't always end in disaster.
Foil A minor character whose traits contrast sharply with those of the protagonist.
Dialogue Conversations between characters
Monologue A long speech spoken by a single character to himself or herself, or to the audience.
Soliloquy A monologue in which a character speaks his or her private thought aloud and appears to be unaware of the audience.
Aside A short speech or comment delivered by a character to the audience, but unheard by the other characters who are present.
Act A major division of a play
Scenes Major division of an act
Stage Directions A dramatist's instructions for performing a play.
Created by: scidrew