Are playwrights italicized?
The rule, from the Chicago Manual of Style, is to italicize the titles of magazines, books, newspapers, academic journals, films, television shows, long poems, plays, operas, musical albums, works of art and websites.
What are the italicized words in a play called?
Stage directions are notes in the script usually written in italics and enclosed in parentheses or brackets. They usually describe where and when a scene takes place (setting), how the characters should say their lines, and how the characters should move onstage.
What are parts of a play called?
Acts and scenes An act is a part of a play defined by elements such as rising action, climax, and resolution. These more specific elements of plot are the main things used to divide a play into acts and sometimes scenes.
What are the six elements of a play?
ARISTOTLE’S SIX ELEMENTS of drama are Spectacle, Character, Fable (Plot), Diction, Melody, and Thought. These elements (slightly modified and re-interpreted for contemporary audiences) remain essential to modern films.