Students should know the following drama terms:

Act - the larger unit of division within a play (Shakespeare plays all have five acts)
Aside - character speaks to audience or another character without others onstage hearing
Foil - character used to contrast with another character
Soliloquy - dramatic or extended speech by a character alone on stage
Chorus - group of actors that supplement the drama happening
Tragedy - very serious themes where a tragic figure meets destruction due to some character flaw
Comedy- generally light-hearted themes where characters find love; generally ends happily
Pun - humorous play on words - 2 or more meanings for the same word
Scene - the smaller unit of division within a play
Comic Relief - interrupts serious event with humor to break the tension for further dramatic building