class glossary of dramatic terminology
Class Glossary of Dramatic Terminology
TASK: use this link to A Glossary of Drama terms from McGraw-Hil (Links to an external site.)l to look up these terms listed below (you must do one of the terms I am assigning) and add an example of your own so the class will understand it.
antagonist, aside, catastrophe, catharsis, chorus, climax, comedy, comic relief, complication, conflict, denouement, deus ex machina, dialogue, exposition, falling action, foil, flashback, foreshadowing, fourth wall, gesture, monologue, pathos, protagonist, recognition, resolution, reversal, rising action, soliloquy, stage directions, subplot, tragedy, tragic flaw, tragic hero, unities.
Instructions: For your post, add ONE TERM listed above to this discussion with your own examples. Be sure to check what others have already posted, so you don’t duplicate. In your post,
- a) provide a definition. You can put the definition and explanation in your own words, or quote it directly from the McGraw Hill link.
- b) Then provide an example using something we all likely know–perhaps a movie or television show — drama!
- Be sure your contribution demonstrates some thought and time if you want full credit.
(See my example for “tragic flaw”).
Everyone should take notes and be aware of these terms. For this unit, I will expect you to understand and to use them as you discuss and write about the play.
Note: some of these terms may seem obvious, or ones that you already know. I strongly encourage you to still look up and read the explanations to better understand how these terms are used in the context of analyzing drama.
Tragic Flaw: “A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero.”
For example in “Breaking Bad,” one could say that Walter White is seduced by the power he gains as a successful meth producer, and ultimately goes too far, which leads to his downfall.