Lang./Lit. Theater Terms

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Lang./Lit. Theater Terms
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  1. major part of play
    act
  2. indirect reference
    allusion
  3. outdoor theater
    amphitheater
  4. private remark
    aside
  5. unrhymed iambic pentameter
    blank verse
  6. stadium or large theater
    colosseum
  7. play with happy ending
    comedy
  8. funny part in sad play
    comic relief
  9. two rhyming lines
    couplet
  10. approx. 500-1000 A.D.
    Dark Ages
  11. resolution, ending
    denoument
  12. spoken parts
    dialogue
  13. literature to be performed
    drama
  14. opposite character
    dramatic foil
  15. audience knows, character doesn't
    dramatic irony
  16. dialogue written in poetry for play
    dramatic poetry
  17. speech at end
    epilogue
  18. hint at what's coming
    foreshadowing
  19. business organization
    guild
  20. way to get message across
    media
  21. tragic-comedy with music
    melodrama
  22. saying one thing is another
    metaphor
  23. approx. 1000-1500 A.D.
    Middle Ages
  24. traveling poet/musician
    minstrel
  25. enactment of Bible story
    miracle play
  26. long speech while others listen
    monologue
  27. allegorical play about good v. evil
    morality play
  28. somewhere else
    offstage
  29. in view of audience
    onstage
  30. contradictory but true phrase
    oxymoron
  31. supporter or audience member
    patron
  32. giving life to something
    personification
  33. flier about a play
    playbill
  34. person who writes play
    playwright
  35. speech at beginning
    prologue
  36. objects to add realism
    props
  37. sentences and paragraphs
    prose
  38. beginning of Protestant religion
    Reformation
  39. flowering of literature, science, art
    Renaissance
  40. whole collection of plays
    repertoire
  41. part determined by time and location
    scene
  42. written play (manuscript)
    script
  43. saying something is like something
    simile
  44. speech alone on stage
    soliloquy
  45. 14-line lyric poem
    sonnet
  46. comments about movements, etc.
    stage directions
  47. summary
    synopsis
  48. actor
    thespian
  49. play with sad ending
    tragedy

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