Tragedy: A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character
Comedy: A play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity. In Greek Theatre Comedy normally involves the unlucky mishaps of the lower classes.
Status: The relative social or professional position one character has over another
Chorus: A group of performers who react to the action on stage through their facial expressions, body language, stance and posture. They also narrate the story whilst the other actors mime the action. The narration can be done in unison or individually.
Action – Narration: When a narration is given, usually by a chorus or narrator, whilst actors act out what is said in the narration.
Direct Audience Address: When a character talks directly to the audience.
Characterisation: When you think about the character you are performing and interpret them into different movement and voice to make them come to life.
Stylised Movement: A stylised performance is very simple. It is a piece of drama that is very down to earth and realistic where movements and speech are exaggerated and very few props are used.
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