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Playwright
a writer who are makes plays.
Play
written to be performed by actors on the stage before an audience.
Drama
performance in the theater, actors take on roles, perform actions, speak dialogue written a script.
Script
text of many plays.
Closet dramas
written to be read than performed.
One-act play
entire play takes palce in a single location and unfolds in one action.
Scenes
when location changes or a new character enters.
Conventions
understood and accepted by audiences, familiar techniques.
Setting
single location.
Suspense
anxious uncertainty about what will happen next.
Exposition
provides the necessary back ground information about the characters and their circumstances.
Conflict
the struggle within the plot between opposing forces. The protagonist engages in the conflict with the antagonist which may take the form of a character, society, nature, or an aspect of the protagonist's personality.
Plot
author's arrangement of incidents in the play that gives the story a particular focus.
Subplot
secondary action that reinforces, or contracts the main plot.
Protagonist
central character.