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Glossary of Drama Terms

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an afternoon performance
matinee
to make up lines not in the script
ad-lib
the quality of sound in a building
acoustics
area where tickets may be purchased
box office
lines spoken directly to the audience rather than the fellow actors, who are assumed not to hear the lines
aside
to leave the stage
exit
conversation between or among characters
dialogue
director
person in overall charge of a production
clothing worn on stage by performers
costume
a signal which tells a performer when to speak or respond in a physical matter
cue
a form of drama with humorous content and a happy ending
comedy
a form of drama with a serious tone and an unhappy ending
tragedy

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