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Drama Terms

These are terms that you need to know to understand drama.

tragedya play that results in a catastrophe for the main character.
expositiondescribes the mood, time and place, main characters, etc.
exciting forcecomplication; what gets things going; begins the conflict
rising actionseries of events that lead up to the climax
climaxthe turning point of the play; begins the hero's (heroes') downfall
falling actionthose events occuring from the time of the climax to the hero's death
catastrophethe consequeces of the hero's previous actions (death)

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