The theatrical element that provides necessary background information.
comedy of intrigue
This genre of theatre generates amusement and excitement through an intricate plot of reversals with artificial, contrived situation.
illusion and motivation
By creating sunlight and moonlight to help the audience experience time and place, lighting design creates one of the following:
The mental and physical separation of the audience from the acting area.
A form of sound structure that uses a similarity amoung vowels but not consonants.
The actors’ voices, background music, and other production sounds are called
What form of literature is divided into three major types: narrative, dramatic, and lyric?
In Greek Classical theatre what is the term for the character defect that causes classical heroes to contribute to their own downfall.
What form of nonfiction takes basic stories and expands them for illustrative purposes and to create interest?
The language device used by playwrights to convey a character’s inner thoughts.
The written document which contains the dialogue used by the actors.
Frequently occurring in love poetry, this literary device refers to intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect.
In literature, what term is used to describe the overriding idea of a work that also shapes the other elements?
Sacred scriptures are what form of literature?
Petrarchan and Shakespearean literature represent what form of poetry?
This kind of theatrical production first appeared in the late eighteenth century when dialogue took place against a musical background.
The main channel of communication between the playwright and the audience.
This theatrical element is the middle part of the play and consists of a series of conflicts and decisions.
utilitarian and creative
Traditionally, literature falls into which of the following two main categories?
A ballad is different from an epic poem in that it is
In literature, what term is used to define the structure of the work and also creates unity?
point of view
First person singular, third person singular and third person omniscient describe what technical device used in fiction?
In poetry, when a word is used without change or extension of meaning.
In poetry, this term refers to the flow of sounds through accents and syllables.
What form of fiction is best described as evoking an atmosphere of mystery and terror?
This theatrical element moves the play forward by pointing toward events that will occur later.
A form of sound structure that repeats an initial sound for effect.
The central personage in a play.
The element of a theatrical production that is the final resolution.
The single, basic motivation of a character in a play from which all decisions arise