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Theatre Vocab Weeks 1-2
Profile Left or Profile Rightface completely to the left or right
Open Up turn more fully towards the audience
Open Turn turn towards the audience
Closed Turn turn one’s back to the audience
Full Front face the audience straight on
Blocking The movement and stage business designed by the director and performed by the actors.
Downstage The part of the stage closest to the audience. At one time stages were raked, or sloped, with the lower ("down") part closest to the audience, and the higher ("up") part further away.
Stage Right That part of the stage to the actor's right when the actor faces the audience.
Upstage The area of the stage farthest way from the audience and nearest to the back wall.
Stage Left That part of the stage to the actor's left when the actor faces the audience.
Apron The area of the stage that extends toward the audience, in front of the grand drape.
Wings The space off stage masked by the legs (curtains), often used for exits and entrances.
Thrust Stage A theatre with audience seated around three sides of the stage. extends beyond the proscenium with a 3-side audience
Proscenium Stage A traditional theatre with the audience seated in front of a proscenium arch framing the stage.
Black Box A bare room used as a versatile theatre space in which the seating and production elements can be presented in any configuration.
Arena Stage A theatre with a central playing area and the audience seated around the perimeter, also called "theatre in-the-round.“
Fly System hanging rails above the stage to drape scenery drops and “fly” things in & out
Set All of the scenery—walls, platforms, doors, etc.—that makes up the physical environment of the world of the play.
Props All the stage furnishings, including furniture, that are physically used by the actors.
Flats Canvas or wood-covered frames that are used for the walls of a stage setting.
Dress the Stage balance the stage picture
Cross The actor's movement from one stage location to another.
Catwalk walking area above the audience and stage to be used when working on the scenery or lights
They speak the language of STAGECRAFT
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Introduction To Theatre
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Vesna Majcen. 1. KINDS OF STAGES PROSCENIUM STAGE THEATRE IN THE ROUND TRUST STAGE.
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Proscenium Stage- A traditional stage that includes a proscenium arch. The audience sits on one side. Arena Stage- A theatre in the round. The stage is.
Stage Directions Objectives To understand and practice body positioning To become familiar with the areas of the stage To use movement to create expression.
National Four/Five Drama
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Fundamentals of Theatre I
The Student will: Be able to identify and describe the 3 main types of stages Respond correctly to stage directions and identify the 9 acting areas Demonstrate.
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