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Stage Terminology MRS. BONE THEATRE 1. Parts of the stage  Proscenium: The arch or frame enclosing the visible stage. The opening between the stage and.

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1 Stage Terminology MRS. BONE THEATRE 1

2 Parts of the stage  Proscenium: The arch or frame enclosing the visible stage. The opening between the stage and the auditorium.  Acting Area: The portion of the stage used by actors during the play.  Apron: The section of the stage in front of the curtain.  Backstage: Dressing rooms, prop rooms, shops, any area not seen by the audience.  Wings: Areas off stage left and right.  Green Room: The backstage lounge or waiting room for actors.  Flies: The area above the stage where scenery is hung.

3 Parts of the Auditorium  Auditorium: Where the audience sits  Rake: The slant of the auditorium, stage, or set to accommodate for sight lines.  House: What theatre personnel call the auditorium.

4 Curtains  Grand Drape: The front curtain framing the proscenium. Opens and closes the play.  Act Curtain: The curtain above the proscenium that opens an act or scene.  Travelers: A curtain that opens left to right on a pulley system.  Masking: Curtains, flats, or drops that hide openings or backstage areas.  Legs: Curtains hung left and right to mask the backstage area/wings.  Teasers: Short curtain hung across the stage above the acting area to mask the overhead lights from the audience.  Curtain Line: The imaginary line the curtain touches when closed.

5 Scenic Vocabulary  Backdrop: A large piece of cloth on which scenery is painted.  Batten: A pipe where scenery and lights are hung.  Fly: To raise or lower scenery  Flat: A wooden structure covered with cloth or thin wood used as the basic structure of a set.  Platform: A wooden framed structure covered with a heavy piece of plywood used as a basic set structure to create levels.  Wagon: Low platforms on wheels  Floor plan: A drawing of the overhead view of the stage showing walls, furniture, etc.

6 Director/Stage Manager Terms  Places: To take positions.  Lights: Indication to start the scene or end the scene in rehearsal, where a lighting cue will be in performance.  “Line”: Actors will call line in a rehearsal to ask for a prompt.  Call: The time an actor is to be at rehearsal, costume fitting, or any other outside rehearsal or fitting.  Table Session: Read through of the play, designs and themes are presented.  Blocking Rehearsal: Actors learn where to move, and about characters.  Run-Through: Actors run show (rehearse) memorized.  Dress and Technical Rehearsal: Rehearse adding all technical elements, costumes, sound, lights, props, and scenery.


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