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drama terms

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DRAMA. Is meant to be PERFORMED for an audience. A drama is a play, musical,or an opera that is told through DIALOGUE.
DIALOGUE. What actors/characters say.
GESTURES. Movements of body parts.
STAGE DIRECTIONS. Tell the actors what to do,where to stand, what to hold. They are written in Italics and are in brackets.
COMEDY. A drama with a happy ending.
TRAGEDY. A drama with a tragic or unhappy ending.
TRAGIC FLAW. The quality, belief, personality trait that,leads to a character's death or downfall.
1 ACT PLAY. A drama with few characters, few scenes; usually lasts less than an hour.
FULL LENGTH PLAY. Many characters, many scenes, many conflicts;usually lasts 2 hours or more.
MONOLOGUE. A long speech by a characters on stage other characters can hear a monologue.
ASIDE. A brief comment made by a character to another character or to the audience.Not heard by other characters ;meant to be heard by the audience.
SOLILOQUY. A long speech made by a character in which his/her (told) thoughts and a feelings are revealed. Usually NOT meant to be heard by other characters, but it is meant to be heard by the audience.
Created by: erickq