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selectivity
selects and focuses on part of the total picture; can achieve a clarity, an order, and a beauty rarely found in ordinary life
medium
means by which an art form presents its material; (e.g.- sound produced by instruments or human voices is the medium of music)
characters
performers generally playing other people
deus ex machina
"god from a machine"; any device brought in arbitrarily to solve problems in a play
ceremony
a formal religious or social occasion , usually led by a designated authority figure such as a priest or a chief; (e.g.- graduation, marriage)
ritual
acting out of an established, prescribed procedure; (e.g.- Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, Roman Catholic mass or Jewish Yom Kippur service during the High Holy Days)
audience
each audience is unique, especially in its reactions to what is happening on stage
stage
separates the audience from the performers
director
a person who supervises the creative aspects of a dramatic production or film and instructs the actors and crew
costumes
worn to impersonate a god or an animal, helps change the identity of the performer to fit into the character