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the main character in a play
protagonist
the recalling of specific emotions, such as fear,joy or anger; technique used by actors in developing characterization
emotional memory
the environment of the play created by staging and lighting
atmosphere
the emotional feeling of a play
mood
a clearly defined explanation of the events in the lives of the leading characters before the start of a play's action
preliminary situation
the main character in a play.
Protagonist
the information put before an audience that gives the where, when, why, and who facts of a play.
Exposition
The environment of the play created by staging and lighting.
Atmosphere
The emotional feeling of a play.
Mood
A clearly defined explanation of the events in the lives of the leading characters before the start of a play's action.
Preliminary situation
The series of related events that take place in a play.
Plot
The person or the force working against the protagonist in a play.
Antagonist
An element of plot that refers to the untangling and resolution of complications.
Denouement
A speech delivered by an actor alone onstage that reveals the character's innermost thoughts.
Soliloquy
The basic idea of a play.
Theme
The lesson or the principle contained within or taught by a play.
Moral
The lines of a play spoken by characters.
Dialogue
That which happens onstage to hold the audience's attention.
Action
A problem or challenge a character or characters must face.
Situation