Oleanna Theatrical Terms

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Analepsis
A flashback
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Antagonist
A character who acts as a force/opponent working against the protagonist
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Character contrast
Characters who work as a foil for others, in order to point out the characteristics of that character
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Chekhov's Gun
A seemingly unimportant element introduced early on in the play which transpires to be important later on
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Climax
The highest point of tension in the play
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Denouncement
The final resolution of conflict in the play
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Downstage
Area of stage that is closer to the audience
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Dramatic Irony
When the audience understand something more than the character
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Duologue
A two handed play
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Exposition
The back story (preceding series of events that make up the plot)
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Foreshadowing
Hinting at what will later happen in the play
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In media res
Beginning whilst things are in the process of going on
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Irony
A meaning underlying behind the text
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Kinesics
Non verbal communication of actors (sometimes stage directions)
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Monologue
A long speech made by one character
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Objective
The goal of the character
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Pathos
An appeal which may provoke an emotional response to the audience
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Plot
The series of events which is carried out during the course of the play (not just the full story, some of which could've not happened on stage)
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Point of attack
The time in the full story in which the play itself begins
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Protagonist
The main character of the play (in Greek tragedy it is the first character to speak)
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Proxemics
The bodily positioning of characters on stage (sometimes communicated through stage directions)
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Realism
A nineteenth-century movement in response to Romanticism which is more down to earth, exploring the psychological motivations of characters instead of attitudes conveyed being on a more superficial level
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Rising action
The section of the plot consisting of complications which create conflict within the play
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Stage directions
uknoo
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Symbolism
An object, action or idea that carries with it an idea of something other than itself
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Subtext
Implied meanings beneath dialogue
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Stichomythia
Alternating fast paced dialogue
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Twist
A surprising turn of events
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A character who acts as a force/opponent working against the protagonist

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Antagonist

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Characters who work as a foil for others, in order to point out the characteristics of that character

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A seemingly unimportant element introduced early on in the play which transpires to be important later on

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The highest point of tension in the play

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Comments

IzziH

great, but a bit confused about the 10. uknoo clue?

xchipscurrysaucex

number 10 is what has happened before the play has begun, uknoooo?

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