DonRocks Posted October 29, 2016 Share Posted October 29, 2016 "Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms - Directing" on theatrecrafts.com I'm looking for one specific term (which may, or may not, be in this list - the list is too long, and I didn't find it). The term I'm looking for is when - usually in the early part of a play or film - dialogue is used primarily to educate the audience about something. As an example, two brothers are talking to each other, and one says to the other, " ... and then Julie, our sister, decides to go off to college ..." In real life, nobody would say, "our sister," but now the audience knows that Julie is their sister. I just made that rather crude example up off the top of my head, so after you accept my apology, would someone please tell me the term for that? It happens *all the time*, and I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I just watched an Adam-12 episode ("Day Watch" - Season 4, Episode 10) where Reed says to Malloy, "We're lucky we ran into that guy from San Francisco - there aren't that many good Samaritans left." Obviously, Malloy would be well aware of this, and Reed is addressing the viewers, essentially telling them that the police appreciate good Samaritans - it's the same device, and it's so common that there must be a term for it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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