Flashcards on Dramaturgy

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What is dramaturgy?

Dramaturgy is the study of theatrical production and dramatic literature.

What are the main components of dramatic literature?

The main components of dramatic literature include plot, character, setting, theme, language, and spectacle.

What is a playwright?

A playwright is a person who writes plays, typically for the theater.

What is the difference between a tragic hero and a protagonist?

A tragic hero is a protagonist who has a fatal flaw that leads to their downfall, while a protagonist is the main character in a story.

What is the purpose of the exposition in a play?

The purpose of the exposition is to provide necessary background information about the characters and their situation.

Who is the 'father of modern drama'?

Henrik Ibsen is often considered the 'father of modern drama' for his realist and socially conscious plays.

What is the difference between a monologue and a soliloquy in a play?

A monologue is a speech given by a character to other characters, while a soliloquy is a speech given by a character alone on stage.

What is the function of the chorus in Greek drama?

The chorus in Greek drama functions as a narrator, commentator, and sometimes even a character.

What is the difference between a tragedy and a comedy?

A tragedy typically ends with the downfall or death of the protagonist, while a comedy typically ends with a happy resolution.

What is the purpose of stage directions in a play?

Stage directions describe the physical actions and movements of the characters and provide guidance for the actors and director.

What is the role of the director in a theatrical production?

The director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the theatrical production, including casting, rehearsals, set design, and blocking.

What is the difference between a tragedy and a melodrama?

A tragedy deals with serious and weighty themes and often ends in despair, while a melodrama is a sensationalized and emotionally overwrought drama.

What is the purpose of the rising action in a play?

The purpose of the rising action is to build tension and conflict leading up to the climax of the play.

What is the difference between a stage play and a screenplay?

A stage play is written specifically for live performance on a stage, while a screenplay is written for a film or television production.

What is the significance of the aside in a play?

An aside is a brief remark made by a character directly to the audience, revealing their inner thoughts or feelings.

What is dramaturgy?

Dramaturgy is the study of theatrical production and dramatic literature.

What are the main components of dramatic literature?

The main components of dramatic literature include plot, character, setting, theme, language, and spectacle.

What is a playwright?

A playwright is a person who writes plays, typically for the theater.

What is the difference between a tragic hero and a protagonist?

A tragic hero is a protagonist who has a fatal flaw that leads to their downfall, while a protagonist is the main character in a story.

What is the purpose of the exposition in a play?

The purpose of the exposition is to provide necessary background information about the characters and their situation.

Who is the 'father of modern drama'?

Henrik Ibsen is often considered the 'father of modern drama' for his realist and socially conscious plays.

What is the difference between a monologue and a soliloquy in a play?

A monologue is a speech given by a character to other characters, while a soliloquy is a speech given by a character alone on stage.

What is the function of the chorus in Greek drama?

The chorus in Greek drama functions as a narrator, commentator, and sometimes even a character.

What is the difference between a tragedy and a comedy?

A tragedy typically ends with the downfall or death of the protagonist, while a comedy typically ends with a happy resolution.

What is the purpose of stage directions in a play?

Stage directions describe the physical actions and movements of the characters and provide guidance for the actors and director.

What is the role of the director in a theatrical production?

The director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the theatrical production, including casting, rehearsals, set design, and blocking.

What is the difference between a tragedy and a melodrama?

A tragedy deals with serious and weighty themes and often ends in despair, while a melodrama is a sensationalized and emotionally overwrought drama.

What is the purpose of the rising action in a play?

The purpose of the rising action is to build tension and conflict leading up to the climax of the play.

What is the difference between a stage play and a screenplay?

A stage play is written specifically for live performance on a stage, while a screenplay is written for a film or television production.

What is the significance of the aside in a play?

An aside is a brief remark made by a character directly to the audience, revealing their inner thoughts or feelings.

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