Type
Crossword
Description

What do you call an act that happens on a stage usually retelling a story? play
What is the writer of a play called? playwright
the speech that an actor says? dialogue
A person that has a role in a story character
a part of a play scene
the way you usually interpret the character of an actor act
the part of the play where the problem begins conflict
the first bit of the play that introduces the setting and charcters introduction
an issue that happens in the story also kmown as climax problem
the answer to fix a problem resolution
the part of the story filled with the most tension and problems climax
where a certain scene or something is taking place setting

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

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

Drama Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

written words of a play script
place(s) where the story happens set
area where the play is performed stage
different parts of the play scenes
those who act out the characters actors
things used by the actors in the play props
words spoken between characters dialogue
what the story is about plot
clothes worn by the actors to portray a character costume
group of actors in the play cast
one who tells everyone where to stand and how to act director

Literary Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story plot
where and when the story takes place setting
the people in the story characters
problem the characters are facing conflict
type of conflict within themselves internal
conflict with outside forces external
most exciting part of the story, turning point climax
central part of story that builds to turning point risingaction
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end fallingaction
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved resolution
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past flashback
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story foreshadowing
central idea or message theme
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens irony
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create mood
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters exposition

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

Drama Elements Word Search

Type
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

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

Drama terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The name of a frozen picture in Drama. Tableau
The act of performing without a script. Improvisation
Performers who often work with balloons and red noses. Clowns
Another term for dancing in theatre. Choreography
The person who makes decisions for actors in a play. Director
William ___________________ is a famous playwright. Shakespeare
A small section of a play or act is called a _______________. Scene
Performers with painted white faces. Mime
The name of St. Peter's musical. High School Musical
The theatre where St. Peter's musical is being performed. Showplace
The entire furniture and structures on stage. Set
The name of a place you buy tickets for a production Box Office
A play with a sad ending. Tragedy
A play that is extremely funny Comedy
The award given in Hollywood. (think of a man's name) Oscar
An entire group of actors in a specific play. Cast
An award given in New York for an actor in a musical. Tony
In order for the audience to see actors ___________ is required. Lighting
Actors often wear these so they can be heard. Microphones
Lines or conversation in a play. Dialogue
Another theatre in Peterborough other than Showplace. Market Hall
A person in a play who talks to the audience. Narrator

Drama Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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 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