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Chapter 6&7 terms

Improvise to ad-lib, or invent dialogue and actions without a script or rehearsal.
Improvisation a spontaneous style of theatre using unrehearsed and unscripted acting scenes.
Scene (1) a short situation to be acted out, as in improvisation, with a beginning, middle, and end. (2) a subdivision of an act in a play.
Conflict the problem or obstacles a literary character must overcome , often a struggle between opposing forces.
Breaking Character losing concentration or getting out of character. Using dialogue or behavior inconsistent with the part you are creating.
Role-Playing trying on the role of others, or assuming the part of another person in society.
“Curtain” a verbal command starting or ending a scene
“Freeze” a verbal command given by the director to stop the dialogue and movement in scene.
Characterization developing and portraying a personality through thought, action, dialogue, costuming, and makeup.
Stereotypical Character a familiar character identified by an oversimplified pattern of behavior that typically labels the character as being part of a group of people.
Mannerisms unconscious habits or peculiarities.
Monologue a long speech spoken by one person, revealing personal thoughts and feelings.
Soliloquy a monologue usually delivered while the character is alone on stage, thinking loud.
Analyze to study carefully or examine critically.
Stock Character a familiar character who is the same type of character in every play.
First Person as if you are the person to whom this story is happening.


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