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drama
a story told in dialogue by performers before an audience
dialogue
conversation between the characters-- audience discoveres what they are feeling and what the characters are like from listening to what they say
stage directions
descrbie how the characters move or act before an audience as well as revealing background information to the readers of the script
conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
dialect
a special kind of speech (or accent) used by a particular group of people or found in a particular region
staging
making a play come alive on stage. includes actor's movements, costumes, props, scenery, lighting, sound effects and special effects
plot
the events in a drama
character
the actions, reactions, body language, gestures, facial expressions, values of any of the people in the story
diction
the actual words spoken by the character. it's important to remember that the diction helps to reveal the character's identity through dialect or accent
ideas
the thought/brainstorms/epiphanies of characters. the moemnt when the characters realize that certain concepts are either true or not true.
spectacle
the enhancement of certain visual aspects in a drama.. particularly impressive costumes/props, set design, lighting
accompaniment
the music used in a drama to create a modd or to signal a character
drama equals
conflict
conflict resolved equals
drama ends