Type
Crossword
Description

A group of actors who describe and comment upon the main action of the play. (6) Chorus
The moment in a tragedy where the main character realises the truth. (11) Anagnorisis
The main character in a tragedy - he or she usually starts the play as the good guy. (4) Hero
A particular type of scheming and crafty villain, who enjoys doing evil for his or her own gain. (9) Machiavel
Excessive pride, arrogance and self-confidence. A hero's flaw is often this. (6) Hubris
When the audience know more than the characters on stage. (8,5) Dramatic Irony
When an actor on stage speaks alone, vocalising his or her thoughts aloud. (9) Soliloquy
A sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances. (10) peripeteia
The conclusion of the story's plot. It's where any unanswered questions are answered, or loose ends are tied. (10) Resolution
A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero. (8) Hamartia
Sometimes referred to as the 'antagonist' - the character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot, and who makes things difficult for the main character. (7) villain
The most dramatic, tense and exciting part of the play. (6) climax

Drama Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Dramatic Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Dramatic Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People of noble birth, great fame, a lot of whose tragic flaw causes him/her to have a downfall Tragic Hero
A long speech (10 lines are more), by one character to a group. Everyone can hear this person speak. Monologue
An instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of the performers, or production requirements. Stage Directions
A part of an act defined with the changing character or setting Scene
A play which tells of the downfall of a tragic hero. It may start out well, but it will quickly go down hill. Tragedy
A humorous character or incident in a series of literary work or drama especially a tragedy, intend to relieve the dramatic tension. Comic Relief
A character is talking to themselves on stage allowing the audience to see in their mind. They are normally alone onstage. Soliloquy
The flaw in the tragic hero of a tragedy that bring the tragic hero to ruin or sorrow. Hamartia
An introduction and preface, especially a poem, that is recited to introduce a play. Prologue
Part of a play defined by elements Act
Character briefly says something to himself of whispers to another character so that the other characters onstage cannot hear him/her. Only the audience can hear this. Aside
The place and time where events of drama take place; dominated audience's idea; form backdrop Setting

Aristotle's Tragedies Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Greek philosopher who set out a famous definition of Tragedy in his work 'The Poetics' (9) ARISTOTLE
The point where a character has a moment of insight and recognises the truth of a situation, uncovers another character's identity or comes to a realization about himself (11) ANAGNORISIS
A reversal of fortune or turning point, such as the downfall of the protagonist (10) PERIPETEIA
Inciting feelings of pity and fear in an audience, and then purging these emotions to relieve emotional tensions (9) CATHARSIS
A frailty, error or act performed by the hero that inevitably causes his downfall, death or retribution. Also referred to as the hero's tragic flaw (9) HARMARTIA
A protagonist who enjoys high reputation and prosperity, but is cursed by fate for downfall, suffering or defeat, and possesses a tragic flaw (6,4) TRAGICHERO
The most important feature of an Aristolean Tragedy, without the action from this there cannot be a tragedy (4) PLOT
The second most important feature of an Aristolean Tragedy, which can be used to express qualities (9) CHARACTER
The composition of the lines that are recited, it is a feature of Aristolean tragedies that deals with how things are said (7) DICTION
A feature of Aristolean tragedies that deals with what is said, it is the power of saying whatever can and should be said at each moment of the plot (7) THOUGHT
The staging or scenic effect of the play (9) SPECTACLE
Musical accompaniment that blends in with the play appropriately (6) MELODY
A group of people who come onstage to interpret and narrate parts of the plot for the audience, in Greek tragedies they sang and danced (6) CHORUS
There must be _____ of plot, and there also can be _____ of place and time. If there is, then one complete action takes place, there is one main focus, one location and the play happens in a limited timeframe (5) UNITY

Dramatic Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Intorduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play prolougue
a character is talking to himself on stage, allowing the auidence acess to his/her thoughts (alone on stage) soliloquy
a long speech (at least 10 lines) by one character or a group (everyone can hear the person speaking) monologue
character briefly says something to himself or whispers to another character so other characters on stage cannot hear them aside
a humorous character or incident in a serious literary work or drama, especially a tradegy, intended to relieve the dramatic tension comic relief
instction writteninto the script of the play, indicating stage actions, movemets of preformers, or ptroduction requires stage directions
the place and time where the events of the drama take place; ina pay it dominates the auidence's experiemce of th drama, it quite literally forms the backdrop of the action setting
part of play definded by elements such as rising action, climax, etc. act
part of act defined with the changing of charcters/setting scene
someone of noble birth or great fame who's tragic flaw caauses thm to have a downfall and learn from consequences pf their actions tragic hero
flaw in the tragic hero of a tragedy that brings the tragic hero to ruin or sorrow; also known as tragic flaw harmatia

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

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

understanding drama Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Form
Symbolism
Ballad
Meter
Epic
Tragic hero
Tragic flaw
Tragedy
Suspense
Stage directions
Soliloquy
Set
Script
Scene
Pun
Props
Playwright
Monologue
History
Foreshadowing
Foil
Dramatic effect
Drama
Dialogue
Comedy
Chorus
Act

Macbeth Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

One of the many symbols used in the play. It symbolizes guilt... Blood
He is Banquo's son, foretold to be king one day... fleance
The author of Macbeth... shakespeare
His whole family was killed by Macbeth and the murderers he hired, because the witches told Macbeth to watch out for him... macduff
Macbeth starts out as this... hero
A purification or purging of emotions primarily through art... catharsis
In Shakespeare's time- meant fate or destiny... weird
A dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character who is involved in historically or socially significant events... tragedy
A quality that leads to the tragic heroes' destruction... tragic flaw
Name of the main character... macbeth
Using language which will mislead or confuse... equivocate
Macbeth's wife. She started out evil, she wanted her husband to kill the king. But in the end she turns out feeling guilty about the path she thinks she sent Macbeth down... lady macbeth
A remark spoken in an undertone by a character, either to the audience or to another character. A traditional dramatic convention, it is heard by the audience but not by other characters on stage... aside

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