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Unformatted text preview: world of the play. Scene design consists of
• props Setting the Stage
A stage’s set might be
realistic and detailed abstract and minimal Setting the Stage
A lighting director skillfully uses light to change the mood and appearance of the set. Setting the Stage
The costume director works with the director to design the actors’ costumes.
• Like sets, costumes can be
detailed minimal Setting the Stage
Props (short for properties) are items that the characters carry or handle onstage. • The person in charge of props must make sure that the right props are available to the actors at the right moments. The Characters
The characters’ speech may take any of the following forms.
Dialogue: conversations of characters onstage
Monologue: long speech given by one character to others
Soliloquy: speech by a character alone onstage to himself or herself or
to the audience
Asides: remarks made to the audience or to one character; the other
characters onstage do not hear an aside
characters The Audience
Finally, a play needs an audience to
experience the performance understand the story respond to the characters The End
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.
- Fall '11
- English Literature