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Can you name the entertainment-related English terms from their modern Greek cognates?

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μονόλογοςSpeech by one person in a play; sometimes a soliloquy
σκηνήContinuous portion of a play or show that occurs without a change of location or time
ακροβάτηςAgile circus performer, e.g. one who uses trapeze
τραγωδίαA story in which one or more people are brought to ruin, often through some fatal flaw
μυστήριοGenre focused on finding an answer or solving a puzzle
δράμαA play, show, or story, particularly one with a serious tone
ήρωαςThe main protagonist of a story, or one who performs great deeds
ειρωνείαSituation in a plot contrary to what was to be expected, not really like rain on a wedding day
κωμωδίαA play that is light and humorous in tone
κάθαρσηRelease or purge of emotional tension
θέατροA place where plays or movies are shown
χαρακτήραςPerson or other being that appears in a story
κρίσηCrucial point, e.g. where conflict reaches its peak; possibly an opportunity
σάτιραA work of art that ridicules its subject, often as a means of provoking change
αυτόγραφοSignature, particularly of someone famous
θέμαThe subject of an artistic piece, or a song that identifies a TV program or character
παρωδίαA work or performance that ridicules or spoofs another work
κριτικόςPerson who appraises the work of others, especially in the arts
μίμοςA type of farcical performer who does not speak, using only gestures
πανόραμαA picture or series of pictures representing a continuous scene

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