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1 Theatre VY_32_INOVACE_AJ3r0101 Jaroslava Dlabajová VY_32_INOVACE_AJ3r0101 Jaroslava Dlabajová

2 PARTS OF A THEATRE STAGE STALLS ORCHESTRA PIT AUDITORIUM DRESS CIRCLE UPPER CIRCLE GALLERY ROW Source:

3 BOX GALLERY /GODS SPOTLIGHTS Source:

4 Parts of a theatre building Complete the text with missing words: Theatrical PERFORMANCES are mostly performed in a theatre building. The two main parts of a theatre building are a S _ _ _ _ _ and an A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

5 Auditorium The place in front of the stage, where the orchestra sits and plays for an opera or a ballet is an O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ P _ _. The seats on the ground floor are S _ _ _ _ _. A line of seats side by side is a R _ _.

6 The first row of seats above the ground level is called D _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _. The second level of seats above the ground is called the U _ _ _ _ C_ _ _ _ _. The highest upper floor is called the G _ _ _ _ _ or G _ _ _.

7 On both sides of the theatre there are B_ _ es, from which a small group of people can watch the play.

8 Check your answers: Theatrical performances are mostly performed in a theatre building. The two main parts of a theatre building are a STAGE and an AUDITORIUM.

9 Auditorium The place in front of the stage, where the orchestra sits and plays for an opera or a ballet is an ORCHESTRA PIT. The seats on the ground floor are STALLS. A line of seats side by side is a ROW.

10 The first level of seats above the ground is called DRESS CIRCLE. The second level of seats above the ground is called the UPPER CIRCLE. The highest upper floor is called the GALLERY or GODS.

11 On both sides of the theatre there are BOXES, from which a small group of people can watch the play.

12 What do you think? Which theatre seats are better: stalls, dress circle, upper circle or gallery? Why do you think so?

13 Sample answers: SEATSPROSCONS STALLSCLOSE TO THE STAGE GOOD VIEW FROM FRONT SEATS EXPENSIVE TICKETS, RESTRICTED VIEW FROM SOME BACK SEATS DRESS CIRCLEYOU SEE THE WHOLE STAGE, MOST SEATS: CLEAR VIEW FROM SLIGHTLY ABOVE NOT CLOSE TO THE STAGE, PARTIAL VIEW FROM THE SEATS CLOSEST TO THE STAGE UPPER CIRCLEINEXPENSIVESTEEPER VIEW OF THE STAGE, YOU CAN´T SEE FACES VERY WELL, NOT ENOUGH LEGROOM GALLERY (GODS) CHEAPER GOOD FOR MUSIC HIGH UP AND LONG DISTANCE FROM THE STAGE, PARTIAL VIEW FROM THE SIDE SEATS

14 THE STAGE CURTAIN SPOTLIGHTS STAGE SET WINGS Source:

15 MATCH THE WORDS TO THEIR DEFINITIONS: A PIECE OF CLOTH SEPARATING THE STAGE FROM AUDITORIUM THAT CAN BE MOVED UP OR DOWN THE SIDES OF THE STAGE WHERE AN ACTOR CANNOT BE SEEN BY THE AUDIENCE SOMETHING TO REPRESENT THE SCENE OF THE ACTION OF A PLAY (E.G. FURNITURE ) A LAMP WHICH CAN SEND A SINGLE RAY OF BRIGHT LIGHT ONTO A SMALL AREA A PIECE OF CLOTH SEPARATING THE STAGE FROM AUDITORIUM THAT CAN BE MOVED UP OR DOWN THE SIDES OF THE STAGE WHERE AN ACTOR CANNOT BE SEEN BY THE AUDIENCE SOMETHING TO REPRESENT THE SCENE OF THE ACTION OF A PLAY (E.G. FURNITURE ) A LAMP WHICH CAN SEND A SINGLE RAY OF BRIGHT LIGHT ONTO A SMALL AREA STAGE SET SPOTLIGHT CURTAIN WING STAGE SET SPOTLIGHT CURTAIN WING

16 WORDSEARCH – FIND 11 WORDS PEOPLE ON THE STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENE PKARENGISEDEGATSBR LIGHTINGTECHNICIAN SEDTVUMDAWYIUGFTHY MFQUZATHGOPMCVYTOL EDSNBALLETDANCERBR RKPATKIMHZARTWCNUQ JMAKE-UPARTISTOZLJ TRBRVFETNYRSJUHAEM OSKUPKTODTURSKBONL NPROMPTERPTAVEILSV CNLVOMODIRECTORBSR PBEPINHTECBDFZLTYI DCOSTUMEDESIGNERCS LNAICINHCETDNUOSTA

17 CHECK THE WORDS YOU HAVE FOUND PEOPLE ON THE STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENE RENGISEDEGATS LIGHTINGTECHNICIAN AT GO BALLETDANCERR H MAKE-UPARTIST NS DS PROMPTERE DIRECTOR T COSTUMEDESIGNERC NAICINHCETDNUOSA

18 CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: STAGE DESIGNER LIGHTING TECHNICIAN MAKE-UP ARTIST BALLET DANCER ACTOR SOUND TECHNICIAN COSTUME DESIGNER STAGE HAND PROMPTER ACTRESS DIRECTOR

19 Buying a ticket We can buy tickets in person direct from a box office or we can book them in advance by telephone or online via the internet. Regular theatregoers make use of subscriptions.

20 Some other words related to theatre people watching a play = audience place where you can leave your coat =cloakroom person who shows people to their seats = usher/usherette

21 PERFORMANCE (= the showing of the play) the opening performance = first night practicing a play before you perform it to other people = rehearsal (verb: rehearse) the last, complete rehearsal in costumes before the first performance = dress rehearsal

22 At the end of the performance the audience applauds/claps the performers appear to bow and receive applause from the audience (= curtain call) the audience rises to their feet and claps their hands = standing ovation

23 REPERTOIRE a list of plays that an actor/ company is able to perform e.g. comedies, tragedies, musicals, operas, ballets, pantomimes, puppet shows a list of plays that an actor/ company is able to perform e.g. comedies, tragedies, musicals, operas, ballets, pantomimes, puppet shows

24 Complete the text with suitable words: When you arrive at the theatre you can leave your coat in a c_ _ _ _ r _ _ _. The u_ _ _ _ checks your ticket and shows you to your seat. After many r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the first n _ _ _ _ of a new produciton of A Midsummer Night´s Dream is on tonight. At the end of each p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the audience a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and the actors b_ _. There are usually several c_ _ _ _ _ _ c_ _ _ _. When you arrive at the theatre you can leave your coat in a c_ _ _ _ r _ _ _. The u_ _ _ _ checks your ticket and shows you to your seat. After many r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the first n _ _ _ _ of a new produciton of A Midsummer Night´s Dream is on tonight. At the end of each p_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the audience a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and the actors b_ _. There are usually several c_ _ _ _ _ _ c_ _ _ _.

25 Check your answers: When you arrive at the theatre you can leave your coat in a cloak room. The usher checks your ticket and shows you to your seat. After many rehearsals the first night of a new production of A Midsummer Night´s Dream is on tonight. At the end of each performance the audience applauds and the actors bow. There are usually several curtain calls. When you arrive at the theatre you can leave your coat in a cloak room. The usher checks your ticket and shows you to your seat. After many rehearsals the first night of a new production of A Midsummer Night´s Dream is on tonight. At the end of each performance the audience applauds and the actors bow. There are usually several curtain calls.

26 Speaking activity: Describe your last visit to the theatre. What was on? What is the difference between watching a play in a theatre and a film in the cinema? Which do you prefer and why? What is the difference between a dress rehearsal and the first night? Have you ever performed in a play?

27 Sources: enium.jpg by_David_Shankbone.jpg use_Proscenium.JPG Oxfordský studijní slovník, Oxford University Press, 2010


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