Advanced Spanish Terminology for Dramatic Literature


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In a play, we identify with the protagonist and suffer with them. This is called _____.

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1. If we go to the theater and see a very violent and passionate play, when the play ends, the violence and passion we feel are sublimated, then they disappear. This is due to _____.

2. In the play, Don Juan Tenorio, there is a moment in which the protagonist could have been saved. But he does not succeed because he is wrong in his behavior, in an involuntary and fatal way. This effect is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll have a chance to assess your knowledge of advanced Spanish terminology for dramatic literature. The questions on this quiz test how well you know what the disappearance of the passion felt at the end of a play is called and the rule Las tres unidades.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see if you can explain:

  • What it's called when we identify and suffer along with the protagonist in a play
  • What the sublimation and disappearance of the passion felt at the end of the play is called
  • The effect where a protagonist fails by means of an involuntary and fatal error
  • What a protagonist having to hide his identity only to reveal it at the end is called
  • What the rule Las tres unidades refers to

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what it's called to suffer along with the protagonist in the story
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Spanish terminology for dramatic literature, like the meaning of Las tres unidades
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what it's called when the protagonists fails in a fatal and involuntary way

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, take a look at our lesson called Advanced Spanish Terminology for Dramatic Literature. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify an influence on European theaters
  • Detail the highest purpose of plays, according to the classical theories of theater
  • Outline a Spanish play that features a protagonist with a hidden identity that she reveals at the end
  • Review a Spanish play that features dramatic irony