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Academic Term List 2

drama terms

Question Answer
what is a character who provides a contrast to a main character called? a foil
What is the part of the play where the conflict is resolved and loose ends of the plot are tied up? falling action
What is the backdrop and large items on a stage that create a setting called? scenery
What is the story plan called? plot
Who is the person who sets the scene and makes comments about it to the audience? narrator
What is the type of writing where characters and plot are developed through action and dialogue? drama
What are characters who may be found in only one or a couple of scenes called? minor characters
What are characters who are found throughout a play called? major characters
What is the highest point of tension or most exciting part of a drama called? climax
What is the part of a play where the central conflict is developing and increasing in tension? rising action
What are the divisions used in a drama instead of using units and chapters? acts and scenes
What are the instructions for the director, the actos, and the stage crew for their movement and action on stage called? stage directions
What are the objects that are used by actors during the play called? props
Which part of a play introduces the characters and the setting? exposition
What does one call a conversation that occurs among characters? dialogue
What does one call the introductory scene which starts a play? prologue
What does one call the special writing form which includes stage directions and dialogue among characters? script
Created by: cherylkidd



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