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1 Theatre 1 L to J Quiz Debbie MacKinney Tanque Verde High School, Tucson, AZ

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3 A group of actors in Greek drama who commented on the main action of the play 1 Chorus Menu

4 The first actor to step out of the Greek chorus and have individual lines, which resulted in the term we still give actors today 2 Thespis Menu

5 Using the entire playing space and/or bringing energy to yourself 3 Taking the stage Menu

6 The clear and precise pronunciation of words 4 Articulation Menu

7 A type of stage where the audience view is framed 5 Proscenium Menu

8 Information that is implied by a character through dialogue and actions, but isn’t stated 6 Subtext Menu

9 A reading of a script done by actors who have not previously reviewed the play (usually in an audition) 7 Cold reading Menu

10 Carefully noting people’s emotions, physical characteristics, and vocal patterns to create a character 8 Observation Menu

11 The use of height of an actor above the stage floor and other actors 9 Levels Menu

12 A silent, motionless depiction of a scene created by actors, often forming a picture 10 Tableau Menu

13 Improperly taking attention from an actor who should be the focus 11 Upstaging Menu

14 The stage position an actor takes between other actors or set pieces so they are visible to the audience 12 Window Menu

15 The planning and working out of the movements an actor makes on stage 13 Blocking Menu

16 Acting without words through facial expression, gesture, and movement 14 Pantomime Menu

17 The imaginary wall through which the audience watches the play 15 Fourth wall Menu

18 Specific areas of the stage used to define movement 16 Stage direction Menu

19 Using different kinds of pitch, tone, speed and volume in speaking and singing 17 Vocal variety Menu

20 Actions, gestures, posture, and movements that show personality or emotional state of a character 18 Physicality Menu

21 An expressive movement of any part of the body 19 Gesture Menu

22 The question of what an actor would do if they were this character in these given circumstances of the play 20 Magic if Menu

23 The main arrangement of events in a play 21 Plot Menu

24 The second line of action in a play that is less important than the main story 22 Subplot Menu

25 A struggle between two opposing forces that creates the dramatic action in a play 23 Conflict Menu

26 The facts of the play—who, what, when, where, why 24 Given circumstances Menu

27 A condition of balance or unchanging stability of the world of the play at the beginning 25 Stasis Menu

28 The conflict or event that throws off the balance and sets the action of the play in motion 26 Intrusion Menu

29 The series of events leading to the climax 27 Rising action Menu

30 The point of the play where the tension is the highest; the peak of the conflict 28 Climax Menu

31 The main character of the play that moves the action forward 29 Protagonist Menu

32 The person or situation that opposes another character’s goals or desires 30 Antagonist Menu

33 A type of play in which the protagonist fails to achieve what they want or is overcome by opposing forces 31 Tragedy Menu

34 A type of play with humorous situations that could involve a low character rising in status, a misunderstanding, etc. that usually has a happy ending 32 Comedy Menu

35 A twist in which a character in high status falls, or a character in low status rises 33 Reversal Menu

36 The basic idea or ideas of a play 34 Theme Menu

37 A character’s rank in society according to a general order of importance 35 Status Menu

38 The visual symmetry of the stage 36 Balance Menu

39 To move from one position to another onstage 37 Cross Menu

40 To move from one position to another on stage AFTER another actor moves in order to balance out the stage picture 38 Counter cross Menu

41 The stage technique in which an actor who is facing sideways pivots the torso and turns the face toward the audience 39 Cheat out Menu

42 The part of acting that involves using hand props, stage props, other actors, or parts of the set 40 Stage business Menu

43 A rehearsal session where a section of script is worked on with stops and starts to incorporate changes 41 Work through Menu

44 A rehearsal session where a script is practiced with few or no stops 42 Run through Menu

45 A rehearsal where lighting, sound, sets and props are used so that transitions can go smoothly 43 Tech rehearsal Menu

46 An uninterrupted rehearsal with full costumes, makeup, hair and props— the final rehearsal before the first performance 44 Dress rehearsal Menu

47 The offstage areas to the right and left of the set used as entrances and exits but concealing backstage areas 45 Wings Menu

48 To remove objects from the stage, or dismantle the set 46 Strike Menu

49 A larger section of speech by a single actor 47 Monologue Menu

50 A portion of a script, usually used for cold readings in an audition 48 Sides Menu

51 A spontaneous style of theatre through which scenes are created without advance rehearsal or script 49 Improvisation Menu

52 The section of the stage in front of the curtain 50 Apron Menu

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