Drama & Theatre Vocabulary - Erlanger

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The terms below may be considered “essential” for a proficient understanding of High School Arts & Humanities. The
terms are presented in a table format so that educators may add or delete from the list as they deem necessary. A
checkmark or color coded cell below the grade level would signify instructional responsibility for a term.
DRAMA - HIGH SCHOOL VOCABULARY
Term
Course
Course
Course
Course
Artistic Expression
Kabuki Theatre
Melodrama
Neo-Classicism
Romanticism
Realism
Satire
DRAMA – MIDDLE GRADE VOCABULARY
Teachers should not assume mastery of these terms without a review at the high school level.
Breath Control
Exposition
Puppeteering
Stage Right
Center Stage
Falling Action
Resolution
Suspense
Character Blocking
Greek Theatre
Rising Action
Theme
Character Motivation
Personification
Roman Theatre
Turning Point
Climax
Lights
Set
Upstage
Dialect
Morality Plays
Setting
Downstage
Plot Structure
Sound
Empathy
Point of View
Stage Left