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Drama based on stories from the Bible
MYSTERY PLAYS
Comparison of two unlike things, without the use of like or as
METAPHOR
A short amusing piece which comes between the acts of a play
INTERLUDE
Members of the audience ho stood in the pit
GROUNDLINGS
Name given to the period when Queen Elizabeth ruled England (1558-1603) and to the people who lived then
ELIZABETHAN
A lighthearted amusing play; typically has a happy ending
COMEDY
One of the persons (or animals) in a piece of literature
CHARACTER
A line spoken by a character on stage for the audience to hear
ASIDE
A stage that juts forward with the audience on three of its four sides
APRON STAGE
The large divisions in a play; between these divisions, the curtain will often be closed and the sets and scenery changed
ACT
Giving human characteristics to non-human things
PERSONIFICATION
The clothing, often specific to a time period and/or place which is worn by the actors on stage as they portray characters
WARDROBE or COSTUMES
A person who is the author of a play
PLAYWRIGHT
Person, place, thing, etc. that stands for something outside of itself (usually abstract)
SYMBOL
Rebirth in the 15th or 16th centuries marked by a great revival in both art and science
RENAISSANCE
The notes for characters and director that help them kno how a play is to be performed. They might include how a character is feeling, or where he/she should be standing/moving on stage.
STAGE DIRECTIONS
The smaller divisions in a play, usually occurring when there is a change in the topic
SCENE
Extreme hysterical form of comedy in which the actors do silly things like slip on banana skins
SLAPSTICK
Time and place of a piece of literature
SETTING
The written text of a play
SCRIPT
Ground floor of a theater
PIT
A sarcastic or humorous way of making fun of something in an attempt to bring about change
SATIRE
The written text of a play
SCRIPT
A long speech to the audience in which a character reveals his/her thoughts
SOLILOQUY
Group of actors ho toured around the country giving performances in each village town they went through
STROLLING PLAYERS
The small, moveable objects on the set of a play used by characters to help the story come alive for the audience
PROPS
Compariso of two unlike things using like or as
SIMILE
The physical setting for a play which includes the stage, backdrops, props, curtain, lighting, etc.
SET
A character speaking to a person or abstract idea even though the personor idea isn't or can't be present
APOSTROPHE
Drama based on the lives of saints
MIRACLE PLAYS
Young boys who are learning a trade
APPRENTICE
An exaggerated theatrical pay in which action and plot are more important than characterization
MELODRAMA
Language that appeals to the reader's senses
IMAGERY
Poetry that does not rhyme
BLANK VERSE
A work of literature that is universally recognized for its outstanding and lasting qualities
CLASSIC
A story with a script that is meant to be performed
DRAMA
A light, dramatic piece of literature known for its unbelievable plot and mocking comedy
FARCE