Table-like structures that have four legs (of any height) covered by a solid top or "skin."
Wooden frames covered with plywood or canvas which can be painted to simulate walls or backgrounds in a stage set. Must be supported to stand securely
Large muslin or canvas cloths suspended from battens over the stage
A drawing in perspective of a proposed structure.
the leading character that the play is about. Often, but not always, is the one who propels the action forward.
the character who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
The imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play
Metaphoric Scenic Design
More conceptual design and overtly theatrical
Realistic Scenic Design
The scenery seeks to resemble and replicate reality
Set, lighting, sound, costumes are all rehearsed. It is the type of rehearsal occurs near the end of the rehearsal process, as the play comes closer to production time but before the actors apply makeup.
the kind of stage that consists of a bare room able to adapt to a variety of staging possibilities
being obnoxious and taking the lime light
turning to share the stage at the same level. quarter turn open
common denomenator is the audience is focused for children. audience centered
kids doing theatre not for an adult audience. no scriptt and participant centered
performance in a space teaching something
using acting as a teaching tool
all ages are on stage
Theatre for Young Audiences
older kids 8-12 yrs
childrens theatrer press. publishing company then called anchorage press play
Frances H. Burnett
she wrote little princess books then turned them into plays
organized educators to see difference between childrens theatre and using it as a tool. called it creative drama. organized a national scheme to put together educational aspect
J. M. Barrie
peter pan play then book
Alice Minnie Hertz Henninger
settlement houses. 1st real childrens theatre. theatre in education. acclimate
rags to riches. adrocles. varied styles
started at 60. many play only fairytale ish but realistic too
step on a crack. contemporary issues. not fairytale but imaginary characters could be therapeutic