2 DramaProse or verse telling a story intended for representation by actors through dialogue or action.
3 The Play Playwright : person who writes plays. Script : printed copy of a play.Acts : the major sections of a play.Scene : small section or portion of a play.
4 The People Cast: all performers selected to portray characters. Actor: male performerActress: female performerCast: all performers selected to portray characters.Director: instructs actors on how to portray characters.
5 The TheaterA building where a play is performed containing the stage and seating area for the audience.
6 Literary Elements Storyline – Plot (what happens in a play or story) Character – A person or animal in a playStory Organization – Beginning, Middle, & End.
7 Monologue – A long speech by one person. Dialogue – Conversation, in a play, movie or book.Conflict – The Problem in a book, play , or movie.
8 Technical Elements of Drama Scenery – The painted boards and screens that are used on stage as the background of a play.Sounds & Music – Background sounds that reflect what is happening in a play.
9 Costumes: clothing worn by an actor on stage to help represent characters. Props: items used on stage to help actors tell a story
10 Performance ElementsActing: use of face, body, and voice to portray a character.Speaking: verbal expression, voice projection, speaking style, dictionNonverbal Expression: facial expression, movement and gestures
11 Creative DramaticsImprovisation: to make up or perform without preparation.Pantomime: to communicate without speaking using only facial and body gestures.
12 Mimicry: to copy or imitate something very closely. Role Playing: to take on the characteristics of someone or something.