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action
character
directions
emotion
mime
monologue
movement
presentation
rehearsal
scenes
script
spotlight
stage
tableau
Tone

Drama Terms Word Search

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Word Search
Description

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
improvisation
house
fourth wall
dress rehearsal
down stage
director
diction
cue
conflict
comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
audition
audience
actor
act

Drama Elements Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Comedy
Tragedy
Audience
Backstage
Stage Left
Stage Right
Upstage
Downstage
Center Stage
Aside
Soliloquy
Monologue
Stage Directions
Dialogue
Director
Cast
Actor
Character
Theme
Plot
Scene
Act
Script
Playwright
Drama
Play

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acts
Ad lib
Audience
Audition
Backstage
Blocking
Cast
Character Profile
Costume
Covering
Crossing
Cue
Curtain Call
Dialogue
Gesture
Improvisation
Monologue
On Script
Pantomime
Prop
Run Through
Scenes
Script
Set
Setting
Stage
Synopsis
Tableau
Transition
Wings

Drama Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Theatre Word Search

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Word Search
Description

hit
props
playbill
improv
scene
microphones
strike
scrim
script
flat
house
lip
offstage
onstage
cutting
understudy
scenery
curtain
spotlight
bard
cues
audience
stage
program
gate
set
dressing room
fixtures
critic
gesture
movement
sound
make-up
costume
composition
climax
articulation
ensemble
characters
voice
greasepaint
drama
musical
backstage
lighting
rigging
rehearsals
cast
performance
camera
action
lights
auditorium
player
actor
act
theatre
producer
Director
Play

DRAMATIC STRUCTURE Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

theatre union AEA
person who helps find jobs for actors agent
part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch apron
switching all lights off at once blackout
actor movement on stage, usually assigned by director blocking
a write-up that usually includes a synopsis of the project and descriptions of the characters/roles in the script breakdown
area of NYC known for its prestigious theatre performances broadway
a show that goes from Broadway to traveling and performing around the country broadway national tour
time at which a performer is expected to be at the theater call time
person who finds and auditions actors to fill roles casting director
person who creates and teaches dances choreographer
performance designed to make a sale, profit commercial
clothing worn for a performance costume
writer who reviews performances critic
conversation between characters dialogue
person who oversees and puts together the production of a play or musical director
rehearsal in which all elements of a show are performed, including costumes dress rehearsal
curtain that is lowered to the stage, often serving as background scenery drop
a group of actors, singers, and/or dancers who perform together on stage ensemble
appointment when actor tries on costume to see if it will work for performance fitting
a system that enables stage crew to hoist components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people fly
the movement of any body part to help communicate an idea or an emotion gesture
actor's "waiting room", used before or after a performance or while not onstage during the show green room
actor's picture, used for auditions headshot
words your character says, make sure you learn them! lines
a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience monologue
teaches and oversees music for a show music director
a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance musical
the "Big Apple", location of Broadway New York City
theatre performance that does not employ Equity actors nonunion
acting with unnecessary exaggeration overacting
a space at the front of a theater for the orchestra pit
phrase called out when it's time to get to your starting position for the show, always say "thank you ______" places
written by a playwright, performed by actors play
author of a play playwright
a lead actor or role principal
objects used onstage by actors during a performance or rehearsal props
a professional theatre outside New York City regional theater
a practice for a show rehearsal
written text given to each actor, usually on the first day of rehearsal script
performance in which actors have the opportunity to display talents and/or skills learned showcase
instrument which projects a bright beam of light onto the stage spotlight
person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, takes full responsibility for the stage during a performance stage manager
the process of tearing down the set, cleaning up, and putting things away on the final night of performances strike
a member of the company who understudies several chorus and/or dancing roles swing
a building where plays are performed theater
actor assigned to learn the part and fill in should the regular actor fall ill or otherwise be unable to perform the role understudy
area directly offstage that hides actors and scenery wing
not performing full out, should not be done unless specified by director/choreographer mark
engaging in and responding to what is currently happening in the scene in the moment

Modern Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Rent
Jersey Boys
Cats
Wicked
Miss Saigon
Dear Evan Hansen
War Horse
Hamilton
actor
backstage
center stage
conflict
director
fourth wall
objective
pantomime
playwright
rehearsal
stage right
technical theatre
upstage
tragedy
tableau
stage left
scene
props
play
monologue
improvisation
dress rehearsal
diction
comedy
cast
audition
act
audience
blocking
characterization
cue
down stage
house
interpretation
performance
plot
role
stage crew
stage manager
theme
projection

Elements of Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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 Conventions Wordsearch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This can be used to support a still image Thought Tracking
When a person speaks to support the play Narration
A silent piece Mime
Two characters played by the same actor Multi-role
Two scenes performed at the same time Split Staging
An act from the past Flashback
An act performed into the future Flashforward
Humerous play Comedy
Different techniques used in presenting Drama Conventions
A long speech made by one actor Monologue
The events of a play Plot
An attempt in theatre to represent everyday life Realism
Drama devised and created without a script Rehearsed
Movements performed at a reduced speed to heighten dramatic impact Slow Motion
Written or spoken advice on how to act a drama Stage Directions
An exaggerated portrayl of a type of person Stereotype
A feeling of uncertainty of the outcome Suspense
Basic idea of a play Theme
Change of voice to express emotion Tone