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modulation, variety in pitchinflection
the person in charge of molding all aspects of production - the acting, scenery, costumes, makeup, lighting, etc. - into a unified wholedirector
the selection and pronunciation of words and their combination in speechdiction
the art of acting without wordsmiming
responding to each line, action, and character in the permanent present, such as an actor not opening a door before the knockplaying the moment
a specialist in judging playscritic
a serious play that arouses intense emotion and usually has a happy endingmelodrama
the turning point in a playclimax
a line spoken directly to the audienceaside
the power to arouse feelings of pity and compassion in an audiencepathos
a problem play which seeks to right the wrongs of societysocial drama
a script marked with directions and cues for use of the promptpromptbook
a humorous attack on accepted conventions of society, holding up human vices and folliessatire
when all elements of the set form a perfect whole, centering on the main idea of the playunity
the reason behind a character's behaviormotivation
specking immediately on the last word of the previous speaker for rapid speech with no space in betweenpicking up of cues
the emotional identification with someone or something outside oneself. Ideally, the audience develops empathy with the characters in a playempathy
a play in which the audience is recognized as an audience and the play as a play, consequently, the actors may speak directly to the audiencepresentational
the person who executes the designs of the scenice artist with the help of the crewtech director
that which happens on stage to hold the audience's attentionaction
a struggle between two opposing forcesconflict
a play in which the protagnist fails to achieve desired goals or is overcome by opposing forcestragedy
the series of related events that take place in a playplot
tryout of a position in a playaudition
the person who is in complete charge backstage during rehearsals and performancesstage manager
controlling the voices volums and quality so that it can be heard evenlyprojection
an element of the plot that is the solution of a mystery and/or an explanation of the outcomedenoument
the information put before a play - where, what, when, why and who facts of a playexposition
the lines of a play spoken by charactersdialogue
a literary composition performed on stagedrama
the appearance of a play's cast in response to an audience's applausecurtain call
proper behaviorettiquette
making the audience believe that each performance is the firstillusion of the first time
a play that is quite physical, sometimes vulgar, and highly exaggerated in style and performancelow comedy
the emotional feelings of the playmood
a young romantic female lead the ages of 16-30ingenue
the direction of an actor's attention, action, emotion, or line delivery to a definite targetfocus
a rehearsal at which the movement and groupings on the stage are plannedblocking rehearsal
the cast selection process by which actors return for a secound or third tryoutcallback
the turning point in a playclimax
the person who acts as the liasion between the director and the cast and cew, takes over when the director is absentassistant director
light thrown on the performers from above and slightly upstagebacklighting
a two wall or three wall set, composed of lfats representing an interior rooms, often covered by a ceilingboxed set
a stage techinque where the ator pivots the torso and turns the face toward the audiencecheat out
a tryout when the actor uses material never seen beforecold reading
a play that laughs at a particular segment of society, usually the upperclasscomedy of manners
a specialist in judging playscritic
a positive/negative evaluationcritique
a movement of any part of the body to help express an ideagesture
a form of musical theater, where all conversations are sungopera