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Drama 1

STUDY
PLAY
Act
Subdivision between sections of a play
Acting Area
That area within the performance space within which the actor may move in full view of the audience
Aisle
A passage through seating
Apron
Section of the stage floor which projects towards or into the auditorium.
ASM
Assistant Stage Manager
Auditiorium
The part of the theatre accommodating the audience during the performance. Sometimes known as the 'house'
Backstage
The part of the stage and theatre which is out of the sight of the audience. The service areas of the theatre
Blackout
Complete absence of stage lighting
Blocking
The process of arranging moves to be made by the actors during the play
Box Office
Part of the theatre front of house area where audience members can buy tickets
Break a Leg
A superstitious and widely accepted alternative to 'Good Luck' (which is considered bad luck).
Cast
The members of the acting company
Company
The cast, crew and other staff associated with a show
Costumes
Clothes worn by the actors onstage. The responsibility of the WARDROBE DEPARTMENT.
Curtain Call
At the end of a performance, the acknowledgement of applause by actors - the bows
Dark
A venue that has been closed to the public
Dialogue
The spoken text of a play - conversations between characters is dialogue
matinee
Afternoon performance of a show
preset
Anything in position before the beginning of a scene or act
props
Furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe.
Wings
The out of view areas to the sides of the acting area.
Actor
Person (male or female) who's role is to play a character other than his/her own
Audition
Process where the director or casting director of a production asks actors / actresses / performers to show him/her what they can do
Mime
Form of performance with no spoken words
Notes
Following a rehearsal (or an early performance in a run) the director will give notes to the cast and crew about where to make changes, improvements, cuts etc
Rehearsal
A session when actors are called to work through some scenes from the play in private