Type
Crossword
Description

Acting with your face Facial expression
The way you walk Gait
Vocal part of acting is.. Voice
Gestures BodyLanguage
Being up high or low Levels
A scene while not moving Still image
What you act on Stage
Who watches the performance Audience
Creating sounds to mimic an enviornment Soundscape
Who created realistic theature theatre
Who made policitcal theatre Brecht
Questioning your character (if) Magicif
Instructions in a play Stage directions
Becoming a character Characterisation

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
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

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

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

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Refers to the words the characters speak, or lines. Dialogue
words the characters sing in the show. Lyrics
Indicates the notes and timing for the songs. Music
Describes the setting and important physical action performed by the characters. Stage directions
Includes dialogue, lyrics, and stage directions. script
Area where actors perform for an audience. stage
where the audience sits to watch the performance. house
anything on the stage within view of the audience. onstage
anything outside the view of the audience. offstage
entire area off and behind the stage. backstage
areas to the side of the stage just out of the audience's view. wings
the entire physical environment onstage. set
when you stand in the center of the stage centerstage
when you face the house, the area behind you upstage
when you face the audience, the area to your left stage left
when you face the audience, the area to the right. stageright
the person who oversees the budget, calendar, and staffing. producer
the person who provides the artistic vision for the show and coordinates all of the creative elements. director
creates and teaches the dances. choreographer
coordinates the construction and painting of the sets, the hanging of the lights and the set-up of the sound system. technical director

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 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

objects that the actors use during the play props
a raised platform where acting takes place stage
the less important character minor character
the teller of the story narrator
instructions for the director, actors, and the stage crew that are included in the script stage directions
a section of the play presenting events that occur at one place at one time scene
a work written as if the character are talking to each other and that meant to be performed before an audience drama
the text of the play, movie or broadcast script
a major section of a play that includes two or more scenes act
the conversation between two characters dialogue
the character that the play focuses on main character
a character who provides a striking contrast to the main character foil character
a building or area for dramatic performances theater
the items that are on the stage that help create the setting scenery

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

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

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