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Elements of Drama

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on 28 September 2012

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By: Jake Wrobel and Charles Cheron Elements of Drama An Act is a division within a play, much like the chapters within a book. ACT When the audience or reader knows something that the characters in the story do not know. DRAMATIC IRONY A character is much like another character in class, rank, and background, but has opposite traits which provide a contrast and conflict between the two characters. FOIL An aside is a line spoken by a character that is addressed to the audience. ASIDE A long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience. MONOLOGUE A cast of characters is a listing of the characters that appears onstage. CAST OF CHARACTERS A division of an act into smaller parts. SCENE A humorous work of drama. COMEDY Italicized comments that identify parts of the setting or the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character, or provide background information. STAGE DIRECTIONS A dialogue is a conversation between two or more characters. DIALOGUE A serious work of drama in which the hero suffers catastrophe or serious misfortune usually because of his own actions. TRAGEDY A work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience. DRAMA A protagonist with a fatal flaw which eventually leads to his demise. TRAGIC HERO 1. What is dramatic irony?
a. When a character knows something the reader doesn't.
b. When the reader knows something a character doesn't.
c. When a character uses sarcasm in dialogue.
d. a and b

2. And act is divided into what?
a. chapters
b. paragraphs
c. scenes
d. books

3. A tragic hero is normally in what type of drama?
a. comedy
b. musical
c. sad
d. tragedy

4. If you find yourself in the audience being spoken to by a character this is called what?
a. giving a speech
b. foiling
c. an aside
d. all of the above

5. If you are looking at a list of characters in your program you are looking at a what?
a. attendance
b. checklist
c. bibliography
d. a cast of characters Assessment
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