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Drama Elements Word Search

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Drama Terms Word Search

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Ad lib
Audience
Audition
Backstage
Blocking
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Character Profile
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Covering
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Curtain Call
Dialogue
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Setting
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Synopsis
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Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

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The carefully selected clothing worn by the actors. Costume
spontaneous use of movement and speech to create a character. Improvisation
Length of time the play will be presented Run
move to a more prominent position Take Stage
A room near the stage where actors await entrance cues and receive guests after the performance. Green Room
derogatory term for exaggerated, unnecessary facial expressions or physical gestures. Mugging
Stagecraft The knowledge and skills required to create the physical aspects of a production Stagecraft
leave the stage Move Off
enter the stage Move On
central thought, idea, or significance of the action of a play. Theme
Direction given by the Stage Manager to signal actors to be in position before each act begins. Places
person who supervises the physical production of a play and who is in charge of the stage during the performance. Stage Manager
last words or action of an actor immediately preceding the lines or business of another actor. Cue
To extemporize stage business or dialogue ad-lib
art of creating and arranging dances onstage. Choreography
block the audience’s view of a person or object cover
The "what happens" in a story plot
To speak loudly so the entire audience can hear you. project
Dismantling the set, costumes and props at the end of the run of a show. strike
A solo speech. Monologue
An improvisational, process-oriented form of drama Creative Dramatics
withdraw to a less obvious position Give Stage
Any action performed on stage Business
role played by an actor as she or he assumes another’s identity Character

Elements of Drama Crossword

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a list of characters presented before the action begins cast of characters
a long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience monologue
a protagonist with a fatal flaw which eventually leads to his demise tragic hero
thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is alone, or thinks he/she is alone soliloquy
a humorous work of drama comedy
a person or group of people who act as a narrator, commentator, or general audience to the action of the play chorus
a work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience drama
a division within a play, much like the chapters of a novel act
a serious work of drama in which the hero suffers catastrophe or serious misfortune, usually becuase of his own actions tragedy
italicized comments that identify parts of the setting or the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character, or provide background information; in Shakespeare's plays, these can also appear in brackets, parenthesis, and/or half-brackets stage directions
a division of an act into smaller parts scene
a character who is nearly opposite of another character; the purpose of this is to reveal a stark contrast between the two characters, often the protagonist and the antagonist foil
lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience aside
a conversation between two or more characters dialogue

Drama Vocabulary Crossword

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clear pronunciation of words articulation
change of voice to express emotion tone
speaking, moving or pausing at exactly the right moment timing
build up excitement tension
the position of the acting area relative to the audience staging
drama created on the spot without a script or plan improvisation
the written words of a drama script
section of a drama set in one place at one time scene
part played by an actor; attitude adopted role
position of the body; how it is held posture
storyline of a drama plot
person who has written the drama playwright
use of the body as a means of communication movement
a character speaks their thoughts aloud monologue
acting out an event from the past flashback
the stress on a word or phrase emphasis

DRAMATIC STRUCTURE Crossword

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THE AUTHOR OF A PLAY PlAYWRIGHT
ARE UNITS OF ACTION IN A DRAMA ACTS
PARTS OF AN ACT scenes
THE STORY IS RESOLVED RESOLUTION
EVENTS AFTER THE CLIMAX FALLING ACTION
THE TURNING POINT,EXCITEMENT ARE THE HIGHEST CLIMAX
PARTS OF AN ACT SCENES
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ACTIONS OR DIRECTOR OF A PLAY STAGEDIRECTIONS
TELLS THE OUTLINE OF THE STORY OR PLAY NARRATOR
ITEMS PLACED ON STAGE FOR THE CHARACTERS TO USE PROPS
WRITTEN FORM OF A PLAY SCRIPT
CONVERSATION BETWEEN 2 OR MORE CHARACTERS DIALOGUE
A SPEECH THAT IS SPOKEN BY ONE CHARACTER ON STAGE MONOLOGUE
A PEECH A CHARACTER MAKES WHEN HE OR SHE IS ALONE SOLILOQUY
CAN BE HEARD ONLY BY THE AUDIENCE NOT THE CHARACTERS ASIDE
A DRAMA THAT IS HAPPY/FUNNY COMEDY
LEADING TO A DOWNFALL OF THE CHARACTER TRAGEDY
THE BAD GUY IN A PLAY ANTAGONIST
THE GOOD GUY , MAIN CHARACTER PROTAGONIST
INFORMATION PUT FORWARD BEFORE THE PLAY EXPOSITION

Dramatic Elements Crossword

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an introduction or preface especially a poem recited to introduce the play prologue
a character is talking to him/herself on stage, allowing the audience access to his/her thoughts soliloquy
a long speech by one character to another monologue
character briefly talks to himself or another characters so others cannot hear aside
a humorous character or incident in a serious litrary work, especially a tragedy, to relieve tension comic relief
an instruction in the script to indicate actions stage directions
the place and time of events setting
part of play delivered by dramatic elements act
a part of an act delivered by change of setting or character scene
tells of the downfall of a tragic hero Tragedy
someone of noble birth or great fame whose tragic flaw causes him/her to have a downfall and learn from the consequences tragic hero
a flaw in the tragic hero of a tragedy that brings the hero to ruin or sorrow hamartia

Drama Terms Crossword

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A solo speech Soliloqy
When a character speaks their thoughts to the audience Aside
How to perform lines Stage directions
Characters Cast
Chapters that break up the story Acts
The storyline Plot
Plots that intertwine parallel plots
Elements of drama that deliver a theme dramatic effect
A play for theater or an exciting turn of events drama
A character who changes throughout the story Round character
A character who dosent change throughout the story static character
Similar to a round character dynamic character
Similar to a static character flat character
The hero in a story protagonist
The villian in a story antagonist
Conversation between two or more people Dialogue
A long speech by one character monologue
Parts that break up acts scenes
A mental struggle of a character internal conflict
A physical struggle of a character External conflict
Objects used on stage props
Where the story takes place setting
A character's opposite foil
The author of a play playwright
Written text of a play script
Common themes in literature Universal themes
Why a character is the way he or she is Motivation
When a reader theorizes what may come next inference

Drama Terms Crossword

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A character is seen by the audience while remaining hidden from fellow actors. concealment
An introduction to a play Prologue
A literary art form that recreates human life and emotions. drama
Usually the main character in a tragedy; of noble birth or great influence, but has a flaw or weakness that leads to his downfall. tragic hero
A part of plot containing a series of conflicts and decisions by the characters, usually in the second act (rising action). complication
an object that stands for something else. symbolism
clues that suggest what might happen later in the plot foreshadow
When the audience knows something that the characters do not dramatic irony
the central idea, message, or one of the main ideas underlying a literary work. theme
The method a writer uses to develop the personality of a character; includes direct statements, appearance, dialect, thoughts characterization
A feeling of sympathy and deep sorrow for the misfortunes of others. Greek word for "suffering." pathos
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow tragedy
A struggle between two opposing forces:man vs man, man vs nature; man vs self (can be internal or external conflict) conflict
Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth paradox
personality characteristic that helps lead to a character's downfall) tragic flaw
a momentous tragic event, a violent ending in the final act of a tragic play catastrophe
A character whose qualities contrast with those of another character. A writer might use a foil to emphasize or de-emphasize another character’s traits. foil
A character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character that others on stage are not supposed to hear. Its purpose is to reveal the character’s private thoughts. aside
A single person speaking alone– with or without an audience. monologue
A speech that a character gives when he or she is alone on stage. Its purpose is to let the audience know what the character is thinking. This is a type of monologue. Soliloquy

Drama Terms Word Search

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projection
upstage
tragedy
theme
technical theatre
tableau
stage manager
stage right
stage left
stage crew
set stage
scene
role
rehearsal
props
plot
playwright
play
performance
pantomime
monologue
interpretation
objective
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house
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down stage
director
diction
cue
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comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
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audience
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