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Theatre and Arts vocabulary

Basic vocabulary needed to describe the interior and exterior of a theatre
STUDY
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stage
Place where the actors perform
interval
a break between acts
box office
where you buy your tickets
make up
actors wear it so that you can see their face better
stalls
the floor of the theatre where the audience sit
foyer
the best place to meet before the performance
set
the furniture, walls and other things that represent the place where action is happening
curtain
rises at the beginning of the performance
costumes
clothes the actors wear
props
umbrellas, swords, guns and everything else actors use on the stage
leading lady
the actress who has the most important part
applaud
at the end of the performance the audience...
chandelier
a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights
sculpture
a figure or shape usually made from wood, stone, metal, or clay
etching
an imprinted drawing or design
mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
mural
a painting that is applied to a wall surface
still life
picture that has a group of objects that are arranged for the artist to look at and draw or paint. ( basket of fruit, vase of flowers...)
tapestry
a heavy textile with a woven design
portrait
a painting of a person's face
conductor
the person who leads a musical group
orchestra
a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
balcony
an upper tier of seats projecting from the rear over the main floor in of the house; some theatres have more than one
spotlight
a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area
bust
a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
marble
Rock useful for monuments and statues
gilded
made from or covered with gold
red carpet
a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
upper balcony
rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
cushioned
softened by the addition of cushions or padding
prompter
someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
stage hands
someone who helps to arrrange the set and moves scenery and props
Usherette
a woman whose job is to lead people to their seats in a theatre or cinema
Tragedy
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow
comedy
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
theatrical play
drama
actor
man who acts in play or movie
actress
woman who acts in a play or movie
leading role
The most important role in a film or play
script
the written form of a play
scene
a division of an act into smaller parts
monologue
A speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
dialogue
Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie.