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Acting Vocab 1

quiz one

drama a literary composition performed onstage
conflict a struggle between 2 opposing forces
empathy emotional identification with someone or something outside oneself
proscenium arch framing stage
thrust or apron section of stage in front of curtain
orchestra section ground floor seats (pit)
mezanine front of first balcony
improvisation the impromptu portrayal of a character or a scene without rehearsal or preparation
spotaneity goals of director of a play, challenge cast, and pleasure audience
"illusion of first time" a situation in which an audience is led to believe that each performance is the first
scene-stealing calling attention to yourself onstage and diverting attention away from the main actors
character centered plot focusing on a character or group of characters who experience different situations as they occur
situation centered plot approach that typically takes a single situation on and places a number of characters in the situation to demonstrate how different personalities will respond to the same event
Created by: jesbearx0