IDEA Vocabulary: Drama

Allison Williams & Mitchell Juchno


a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play

~In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet are having a conversation and Juliet is talking and Romeo says to the crowd "Shall i hear more, or shall i speak at this?" Only the crowd heard that.

~Juliet made an aside comment.


an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers

~“To be, or not to be–that is the question:Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

~The play included several soliloquies.


a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, esp. one concerning the downfall of the main character

~Romeo and Juliet

~Shakespeare wrote several tragedies.

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