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stage directions: usually in italics, tells the actors how to speak their lines, move, act, and look. It also tells the director how to stage the play.
Stage Directions
Setting
the place and the time frame in which a play takes place. The setting is usually described in a note or stage direction at the opening act and at each scene.
Set
the scenery constructed for a play
Cast:a list that tells who is in the play. It may describe the characters and how they are related to one another.
actor/actress: a person who performs in a play, movie, or television program.
chorus: a group of actors who speak together with one voice and describe or comment on the main action of the play.
soliloquy - a single character on stage thinking out loud. It lets the audience know what is in the character's mind.
script: the written form of a play
The Elements of Drama
By Laura Mylie

aside: a remark spoken by a character in a play that the other actors on stage are not supposed to hear.
act: a group of two or more scenes that form a major division of a play.
scene: smaller divisions within an act, usually happening in a particular time and place.
scenery: the painted backdrops and other structures used to create the setting of a play
screenplay: the script for a movie, including descriptions of scenes and some camera directions.
tragic flaw: a character trait that leads one to his/her own downfall or destruction
monologue: a character speaks when alone on the stage or apart from the other characters. The other characters are unaware of what is being said.
Types:
melodrama: a drama characterized by exaggerated emotions and conflicts between characters that often has a happy ending
comedy: a play, movie, or television program that is funny and has a happy ending
farce: a comic play with an unlikely plot and characters exaggerated for humorous effect.
tragedy: a serious play having an unhappy ending
playbill: a poster announcing a theatrical performance, a theatrical program
playwright: the person who wrote the play—the author.
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