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Drama Terms Quiz

Drama Terms Quiz - LP

Prologue Introduction to the play, gives setting and introduces central theme
Tragedy A work of literature, especially a play that results in a catastrophe for the main character.
Act Large division or unit of a play.
Scene A small section of an act or change in setting.
Aside A remark made to the audience, unheard by other characters. The other characters are present, but unable to hear.
Soliloquy A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage.
Monologue A long uninterrupted speech in drama that is spoken in the presence of other characters.
Blank Verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Dramatic Foil Character who highlights or brings about the character traits of another character.
Dramatic Irony Contradiction between what the character thinks and what the character or audience knows to be true.
Stage Directions Notes included in a drama to describe how the work is to be performed or staged.
Foreshadowing The use of clues in a drama that suggest events that have yet to have happened.
Theme The central idea or message about life revealed in a work of literature.
Created by: MrsHall