theater arts

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blocking

planning and working out the movements and stage grouping for a play

breaking character

losing concentration or getting out of character

breath control

the amount of force you use inhaling and exhaling

characterization

developing and portraying a personalitythrough thought, action,dialog, costuming, and make up

cues

the dialog,sounds movemen or buisness signaling an actor or technician respond as rehearsed.

diaphram

the muscle located between the abdomen and the rib cage.

diction

a person's pronunciation of words, choice of words, and manner in which the persons expresses himself or herself.

dress rehearsal

a rehearsal conducted as if it were an actual performance.

improvisation

a spontaneous style of theatre using unrehearsed and unscripted acting scenes.

monologue

a long speech spoken by one person, revealing personal thoughts and feelings.

pantomime

the use of mime techniques, acting without words, to tell a story.

props

a. stage properties or items that might be part of the stage decorations.
b. items used by the acors for stage business and characterization.

royalty

a fee required to produce a play or musical.

script

a written copy of the dialogue that the actors will speak.

scene

a. a short situation to be acted out, as in improvisation, with a beginning, middle, and end.
b. a subdivision of an act in a play.

set

usually large items used to stage a scene or play.

side-coaching

a method by which the leader talks you through an activity by making suggestions or giving you ideas.

stage directions

information provided by the playwright to give the actors instructionson how to feel or what to do when certain lines are spoken. These directions, usually in italics, are set apart from the dialogue by parentheses.

stage makeup

any cosmetic effect, including hair, that enhances or changes an actor's appearance.

strike

take apart the stage setting, remove it from the stage, and store all parts of the production for future use.

theatre arts

the term used to cover all parts of training or instruction in the field of theatre.

understudy

a person who learns a part in order to substitute in a performance should the original actor not be able to appear in the show.

character

the personality an actor portrays in a scene or play that is different from his own personality.

dialogue

the conversation between the actors on the stage.

playwright

one who writes plays.

open position

facing the audience.

closed position

back to audience.

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