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A child's ability to use one object to represent another object, an action to symbolize another action, or an idea to stand for another idea is known as symbolic play. More »

The bluebird traditionally stands for happiness. The phrase "bluebird of happiness" was originally coined by playwright Maurice Maeterlinck in his 1908 play "The Blue Bird" and has since entered the popular lexicon. In t... More »

According to Dartmouth College, the number three is symbolic in "Macbeth" because it is an important number in both paganism and Christianity. Three represents the triad: father, mother and child; birth, life and death; ... More »

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Holding a picket sign is a form of symbolic speech because it is an action that expresses an idea in a nonverbal way. Other types of nonverbal expression may involve waving flags, participating in sit-ins, and wearing bu... More »

Some of the main components that determine whether a play is entertaining or successful are the story, script writing, performances of actors, stage management, set design and props, costumes, lighting design and sound. More »

A contemporary play is a modern play. While there are no specific dates for time frames that are inclusive of the term, this genre of plays is typically understood to be from the current century, depicting modern themes ... More »

A one-act play is a short piece of drama that consists of only one act. It usually has one or more scenes, but does not exceed one act. More »