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ACT A major unit in a play (similar to a chapter in a book)
SCENE A smaller division of an act
STAGE DIRECTIONS The italicized instructions in a play Describe the setting, suggest the use of props, lighting, scenery, sound effects and costumes
TRAGEDY A dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character who is involved in historically, morally or socially significant events.
TRAGIC FLAW A trait that leads a character to his/her downfall
MONOLOGUE A long, uninterrupted speech that is spoken in the presence of other characters
SOLILOQUY A single character alone on stage thinking out loud A way of letting the audience know what is on the character’s mind
ASIDE Words that are spoken by a character in a play to the audience or to another character but that are not supposed to be overheard by the others onstage A way for characters to tell a secret
FOIL A character whose traits contrast with those of another
FORESHADOWING Lines that give hints or clues to future events
IRONY How a person, situation, statement or is not as it would actually seem
ELEMENTS OF A SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY Exposition Rising action with exciting force Climax Falling Action Catastrophe
Drama Terms Romeo & Juliet.
Craft Lesson: Structure and Elements of Drama. History of drama… Drama was developed more than 2,500 years ago. The ancient Greeks held a dramatic competition.
Dramatic and Literary Elements
Dramatic and Literary Elements Tools for Reading and Understanding Shakespeare.
The Crucible Literary Elements.
Elements of Drama.
Five act structure. Five Acts Shakespeare follows the Greek format developed by Sophocles. Tragic character suffers a reversal of fortune Reversal of.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. ◦ (DRAMA IS FICTIONAL ACTING) The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action"
Drama Unit Terms and definitions. DRAMA the literary genre of works intended for the theater.
the Vocabulary of DRAMA
Romeo and Juliet is filled with… Similes Metaphors Personification Imagery Allusions and Puns Foreshadowing Irony – Dramatic, Situational, and Verbal Tone.
Iambic Pentameter – a line of verse consisting of 10 syllables that follows an unstressed/stressed pattern Couplet – two lines of verse that form a unit.
Elements of Drama. A drama is written to be performed. The written form is called –A script The author is called a playwright or a dramatist.
DAY ONE Romeo and Juliet Terms. MONOLOGUE A single character gives a speech
Elements of Tragedy. Tragedy A dramatic work that presents the downfall of the tragic hero. The events of a tragic plot are set in motion by a decision.
Shakespearean language. Drama- a story written to be acted for an audience Tragedy- a play, novel, or other narrative that depicts serious and important.
Drama Elements ALLUSION: a reference in a text to something in history or literature.
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