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  1. Neoclassical requirement for theater: unity of time; unity of place and unity of action
    Unities
  2. How the various events that make up the story are arranged
    Plot
  3. In Greek drama, a group of actors who comment on the action and provide society's view of the events
    Chorus
  4. In drama, the creation of anticipation
    Suspense
  5. Speech by the character in a drama expressing his or her inmost thoughts, heard by the audience but not by any other character
    Soliloquy
  6. Speech delivered to another person or several persons without interruption by another character
    Monologue
  7. An opening which introduces the characters and their circumstances, the setting, the mood, and the situation giving the audience information essential for understanding the story
    Exposition
  8. Unstated motivations, ideas, or tensions beneath the surface of a drama's text
    Subtext
  9. Middle section of a drama where conflicts inherent in the situation are elaborated and devleoped, and dramatic tension builds until a moment of maximum intensity and interest called the climax
    Complication
  10. The enduring literary component of theater
    Drama
  11. An audience's detachment or non-involvement with the characters or situation that allows for contemplation or reflection
    Aesthetic Distance
  12. The deliberate introduction of information suggesting an event that will take place later in the story
    Foreshadowing
  13. A moment in the drama where the main character must make a crucial decision, one which will determine his fate; also called the crisis
  14. Turning Point
  15. Work of theater wherein the sympathetic main characters experience a happy ending
    Comedy
  16. Dramatic genre which assaults the senses thru shocking scenes with a goal of alienation and entertainment
    Theater of Cruelty
  17. Purging of a spectator's strong emotions thru experiencing tragedy; Aristotle's concept
    Catharsis
  18. Comedy which is subtle, sophisticated, tasteful and intellectual
    High Comedy
  19. Drama with a unpleasant ending, generally involving the downfall of a flawed protagonist which involves catharsis
    Tragedy
  20. Designing and choosing the costumes for the actors that match the artistic concept of the performance
    Costume design
  21. Moment when a drama's action comes to its proper conclusion and a resolution is near
    Denouement
  22. Defect in the hero's character
    Tragic Flaw
  23. Drama with exaggerated characters and plot intended to appeal to the emotions
    Melodrama
  24. Type of experimental theater that bridges the discipline of theater and visual arts
    Performance art
  25. Art of writing and producing plays, a collaborative medium of artistic expression
    Theater
  26. A monologue delivered with another character present
    Aside
  27. Those depicted in a drama, whether fictional, historica, or contemporary
    Characters
  28. The visual elements of a drama
    Mise-en-scene
  29. The appearance of truth or reality in theater
    Verisimilitude
  30. A comedy characterized by broad often physical humor, superficial characters, and improbable situations
    Farce
  31. Comedy which is often vulgar, rude, coarse, and physical
    Low Comedy
  32. Dramatic genre associated with Bertold Brecht which sought to create emotional distance by highlighting artificiality of the theater so the audience would watch objectively and focus on ideas
    Theater of Alienation
  33. Creation of a stage picture that expresses the concept of the play or performance and creates the appropriate atmosphere for the audience
    Scenic design
  34. The moment when the main character becomes aware of an essential truth about himself or his situation, recognition
    Discovery
  35. An audience's willingness to accept events onstage as true or plausible during a performance
    Suspension of disbelief
  36. The resolution of a plot by use of a highly improbable chance or coincidence
    Deus ex machina
  37. the main, and most important, character of a drama
    Protagonist
  38. Comedy which depicts and satirizes the attitudes and manners of a social class
    Comedy of manners

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