Scribo wrote:the comparative...stuff
Is there another culture with different vocabulary for drama?
How much of a difference is there for Latin stuff?
Any culture with a performative tradition, whether it be epic, lyric, drama and so on yes. So Sanskrit drama was quite performative but made use of some pretty hefty, often ambiguous, compounds which would require repeated viewings/readings to get.
As for Latin, well most forms are fragmentary or much later and highly influenced by rhetorical theory (which is another important, related, area) except for comedy. There are differences between Plautus (yei) and Terrence (boo!) but generally, yes, its understandable and colloquial in register, even the so called farce things. You know, from Atellan farces. Or rather, it all was in its day.
Its not so much a different vocabulary just for drama, but register
within the language and ones relationship to the literary/performance culture. if you just turned up now and then you're unlikely to get a lot. If you've served in a khoros or had Solon drilled into you in a symposia you'd get a fair amount. If you were a lucky aristocrat brought up on Homer, maybe you've had a Pindar or a Bacchylides sing for your or your family member's victory and you've travelled and know several dialects etc you're likely to find it all very easy, if you're family with the boisterous format that is.
Comprehension is a very diverse thing.