Drama Terms for A Doll's House

Drama Terms for A Doll's House

Drama Terms for A Dolls House Act Act- One of the main divisions of

a play or opera Character Characters- a person, or anything presented as a person in a literary work

Drama Drama- a story acted out, usually on a stage, by actors and actresses who take the parts of specific characters

Dialogue Dialogue- a conversation between characters Stage Directions

Stage Directions- a playwrights descriptive or interpretive comments that provide readers (and actors) with information about the dialogue, setting and action of a play

Example MARCIAs room, evening. MARCIA is wearing a cool, sparkly jacket and practicing a dance routine to Umbrella by Rihanna, in front of her mirror. MARCIA (sings): Underneath my um-be-rella, Ella,

ella, ella... BEN enters, carrying a magic wand. BEN: Whats that noise, it sounds like cats screeching? MARCIA: Out! No annoying brothers allowed.

Foil Foil- a character in a play who sets off the main character or other characters by comparison Genre

Genre- a category of artistic pieces that share a similar theme (examples include horror, romance, etc.) Situational Irony

Irony of Situation- result of an action is the reverse of what the actor and audience expected Verbal Irony Words have more than

one meaning; or words spoken contradict a character

Dramatic Irony Dramatic Irony- the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not know

Example Scene Scene- divisions of action within acts

Set Set- the scenery and staging of a dramatic production Example: The Set From A Dolls House

Tragedy Tragedy- in general , a literary work in which the central character meets a disastrous downfall as a result of his/her

own tragic flaw Tragic Flaw Tragic Flaw- a character weakness that brings about the downfall of a tragic hero

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