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ACTING
ATMOSPHERE
AUDIENCE
BODY LANGUAGE
CLIMAX
CONFLICT
CONTRAST
DRAMA
ENERGY
EXPRESSION
FACE
FOCUS
FREEZE FRAME
FUN
GESTURE
LEVELS
MOOD
MOVEMENT
REHEARSAL
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SCRIPT
SOUND
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SYMBOL
TABLEAU
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TENSION
THEATRE
TIMING
VOICE

The Elements of Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The force that guides the attention of the audience focus
the force that drives all drama; generates excitement in the audience tension
the performer takes on a set of values and attitudes at a simplified level role
the development of a role into a complex personality character
the period in which the dramatic action occurs time
the location of the dramatic action place
the circumstances the characters are in situation
the performance area, the spatial design, and how the actors move in relation to this space
can be used to create mood, establish atmosphere and build tension sound
expresses dramatic action through physicalisation movement
the manipulation of timing through pace and tempo rhythm
the fragments of time in performance which build tension moment
the feeling or mood created through dramatic action atmosphere
language, movement, gesture, objects that have meaning beyond the literal symbol

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

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

The Elements of Drama Word Search

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Word Search
Description

STAGE DIRECTIONS
DIALOGUE
SCENES
PROPS
THEATER
ACTS
ACTORS
SCRIPT
CONTRAST
SYMBOL
ATMOSPHERE
MOOD
DRAMATIC MEANING
LANGUAGE
TENSION
FOCUS
TIME
SPACE
MOVEMENT
VOICE
SITUATION
CHARACTER
ROLE

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

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

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

Theatre words Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to perform by representing a character in a play. Act
movement of an actor from one position on the stage to another; usually indicated in a script by a “X.” Cross
aesthetically pleasing integration of performers, set, properties, and lighting – essential for good stage pictures. balance
a group of 3 or more Ensemble
Latin word referring to an actor’s exit. exeunt
performer has his/her back to the audience. full back
performer is facing the audience. full front
acting without words or props – emphasis is on gesture and body and expression. Pantomime
notation in the prompt book that an actor crosses at that time X cross
-incident near the beginning of a play that gets the main action started inciting incident
highest point of dramatic tension in a script. Usually the crux of the play, when the major conflict can proceed no further without beginning the process of resolution. The point in the story when the audience knows if the protagonist will or will not get what he/she wants Climax
dimension / planes-using a variety of placement of the set pieces and actors on the stage (some upstage, some center, some downstage) – important to having a good stage picture. dimension / planes
turn made away and with the actor’s back to the audience, usually considered a poor movement. The opposite, an open turn, is most often preferred. closed turn
steps, platforms etc., that raise the actor from the stage; varying the levels of the actors on stage helps to create better stage pictures and visual interest. Levels

Theatre Arts Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A person who performs a role in a play, work of theatre, or movie. Actor
A person or a situation that opposes another character’s goals or desires. Antagonist
The clear and precise pronunciation of words. Articulation
The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage. Blocking
A personality or role an actor/actress re-creates. Character
A reading of a script done by actors who have not previously reviewed the play. Coldreading
A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous. Comedy
Opposition of persons or forces giving rise to dramatic action. Conflict
Clothing worn by an actor on stage during a performance. Costume
Opinions and comments based on predetermined criteria that may be used for self- evaluation or the evaluation of the actors or the production itself. Critique
The conversation between actors on stage. Dialogue
The pronunciation of words, the choice of words, and the manner in which a person expresses himself or herself. Diction
The person who oversees the entire process of staging a production. Director
The final few rehearsals just prior to opening night in which t the audience from theatrical illusion and following focus on the play’s message. Dressrehearsals
In literary and dramatic studies, refers to the main types of literary form, principally tragedy and comedy. Genre
A spontaneous style of theatre through which scenes are created without advance rehearsal or a script. Improvisation
Cosmetics and sometimes hairstyles that an actor wears on stage to emphasize facial features, historical periods, characterizations, and so forth. Make-up
Coverings worn over the face or part of the face of an actor to emphasize or neutralize facial characteristics. Masks
A long speech by a single character. Monologue
A type of entertainment containing music, songs, and, usually, dance. Musicaltheatre
The highness or lowness of voice Pitch
The stage representation of an action or a story; a dramatic composition. Play
A person who writes plays. Playwright
The main character of a play and the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly. Protagonist
Practice sessions in which the actors and technicians prepare for public performance through repetition. Rehearsal
The written text of a play. Script
The area where actors perform. Stage
Information that is implied by a character but not stated by a character in dialogue, including actions and thoughts. Subtext
A silent and motionless depiction of a scene created by actors, often from a picture Tableau
To imitate or represent life in performance for other people; the performance of dramatic literature. Theatre
Noncompetitive games designed to develop acting skills. Theatregames
The characteristics of a voice, such as shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, booming, and so forth. Vocalquality
The degree of loudness or intensity of a voice. Volume

Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle (1-20)

Type
Crossword
Description

Contrast between what is expected and what actually exists Irony
Use of words whose sounds echo their meanings Onomontapeia
Comparison of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common Metaphor
The voice that tells the story Narrator
Giving human qualities to an animal, object or idea Personification
Technique where a sound, word, or line is repeated for emphasis Repitition
Refers to how a writer chooses to narrate a story Point of veiw
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader Mood
Series of events in a story Plot
Writing that tells about real people, Places and events Nonfiction
A fiction where a writer explores unexpected possibilities of the past or the future, Using known scientific data in theories as well as his or her creative imagination Science Fiction
Feeling of growing tension and excitement felt by a reader Suspense
The time and place where a story takes place Setting
The Writer's unique us of language in the writer's work Voice
The main message that the writers shares with the reader Theme
Makes a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as" Simile
The stage of the plot that develops the conflict or struggle Rising Action
expresses the writer's attitude towards his or her subject Tone
Is the repetition of sounds at the end of words Rhyme
A Rhymed pair of lines couplet