STAGE DIRECTIONS The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc., italicized instructions in a play written by the playwright; describe the setting, entrances and exits of the characters, and how characters look, speak, and react to events or to others; suggest use of props, lighting, scenery, sound effects, and costumes
SCENES divisions of acts that occur in DIFFERENT SETTINGS
DIALOGUE the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
MONOLOGUE a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
SOLILOQUY in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
NARRATOR The person that is telling the story in between lines of characters.
CHARACTERS A role or part in a play, movie, tv show, or book. antagonist the character who works against the protagonist in the story protagonist the main character in a literary work (usually the hero in the story)
Teleplay A drama written specifically for television.
Musical A drama in which music plays the key role.