Identifying Stage Directions in a Drama


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What the characters say is one major part of a script. What is the term for what the characters say?

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1. Which of the following choices is probably a line from a play?

2. If the stage directions instruct an actor to walk upstage, which choice describes where the actor will walk?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of stage directions in a drama. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include common stage directions and what stage directions tell the actors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The term for what the characters say
  • Ability to identify a sample from play dialogue
  • What walking upstage or downstage means
  • Functions of stage directions
  • Where stage left and right are

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of stage directions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as stage left and downstage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding stage directions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about elements of a script

Additional Learning

To learn more about stage direction, review the accompanying lesson on Understanding Stage Directions in a drama. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Find out a popular song that serves as a reminder to the parts of a play
  • Learn about the two parts of a script
  • Review common stage directions