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Looking for a relevant word?



savvinka
Russian Federation

Looking for a relevant word?
 
My dear friends,
What word is better to use when we talk about parts from the plays to act onstage, is it a fragment, extract or which is better? We say, monologue or dialogue from the play but how can I say it in the other way?
 
Thank you for your reply.

8 Jun 2015      





douglas
United States

Plays are usually broken into acts and scenes

8 Jun 2015     



savvinka
Russian Federation

Thank you for your quick reply, Douglas.
 
You are right, plays are broken into acts and scene.
But what is a general word for a short part/fragment 
from the act. Say, you want yr sts to play a short
part from the first act of Pygmalion, how do you call it?
I īll tell you why I īm asking. I īm working at the book for art
students which conisits of 5 parts:1) Monologues from
classic plays.2)  Sketches 3) Poems 4) _?____ from classic plays
 5) __?__ from stories and novels. ? - what is a relevant word?

8 Jun 2015     



douglas
United States

I īd call it scenes from plays and excerpts or passages from novels 

8 Jun 2015     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Have you heard of īfreeze frame ī? It works well. The students are given a scene and then in small groups, they stage it as if posing for a photo. 

8 Jun 2015     



yanogator
United States

I would use "extracts" from both plays (if it īs not a full scene) and novels.

Bruce
 

8 Jun 2015     



kwsp
United States

How about segment - any of the parts into which something can be divided
 
example: At noon they replayed a segment of the 9:00am newscast. 

8 Jun 2015