Drama - Drama : prose or verse telling a story intended for representation by actors (acting) through dialogue and actions. - Drama Elements : o Playwright : person who writes the play. o Theatre : building or place where a play is acted. o Stage : platform on which actors act and play is acted. o Stage Directions : descriptions of actions and movements of actors usually in brackets & parentheses. o Actors/Actresses : characters playing a role in a play. o Script : written form of a play. o Prop : movable items used on stage. o Cast : Noun : entire group of characters. Verb : assigning roles to characters. o Costume : clothing used by characters. - Drama Speeches : o Prologue : act as an introduction immediately before beginning of play usually talks about the background or part of the play. o Monologue : speech delivered by one person when many are on stage. o Soliloquy : speech of a character alone on stage revealing private thoughts heard by audience. o Aside : brief remark in which a character pulls away from other characters. o Dialogue : conversation between characters on stage. o Chorus : Noun : people that say same thing at the same time. Verb : to say the same thing at same time. o Epilogue : speech delivered at end of play after last act of play.