Entry 4 - John Malloy Portfolio 6, Entry 4 Drama Terms...

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John Malloy Portfolio 6, Entry 4 Drama Terms Ancillary character: Less important characters who are not the primary protagonist or antagonist, but who highlight these characters or interact with them in such a way as to provide insight into the narrative action Antagonist: A character or force against which another character struggles. Apron (thrust) stage: Any part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch and into the audience or seating area. Aside: Words spoken by an actor directly to the audience, which are not "heard" by the other characters on stage during a play. Audience (function of): Those of which the drama is provided towards Blocking: Term which refers to the precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera. Catastrophe: The action at the end of a tragedy that initiates the denouement or falling action of a play. Catharsis: The purging of the feelings of pity and fear that, according to Aristotle, occur in the audience of tragic drama. The audience experiences catharsis at the end of the play, following the catastrophe. Characters: An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work. Literary characters may be major or minor, static (unchanging) or dynamic (capable of change). Choric figure: Any character in any type of narrative literature that serves the same purpose as a chorus in drama by remaining detached from the main action and commenting upon or explaining this action to the audience. Commentator: An outside, third person character to the plot, providing additional information to the audience Deus ex machine: A god who resolves the entanglements of a play by supernatural intervention. Dialogue:
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Spring '07 term at Miami University.

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Entry 4 - John Malloy Portfolio 6, Entry 4 Drama Terms...

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