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theatre final

STUDY
PLAY
Platform
Table-like structures that have four legs (of any height) covered by a solid top or "skin."
Flat
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
Backdrops
Large muslin or canvas cloths suspended from battens over the stage
Rendering
A drawing in perspective of a proposed structure.
Protagonist
the leading character that the play is about. Often, but not always, is the one who propels the action forward.
Antagonist
the character who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
Fourth Wall
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
Technical Rehearsal
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.
Black Box
the kind of stage that consists of a bare room able to adapt to a variety of staging possibilities
Mugging (blocking)
being obnoxious and taking the lime light
Share (blocking)
turning to share the stage at the same level. quarter turn open
Children's Theatre
common denomenator is the audience is focused for children. audience centered
Creative Drama
kids doing theatre not for an adult audience. no scriptt and participant centered
Theatre-in-Education
performance in a space teaching something
Drama-in-Education
using acting as a teaching tool
Intergenerational Theatre
all ages are on stage
Theatre for Young Audiences
older kids 8-12 yrs
Sara Spencer
childrens theatrer press. publishing company then called anchorage press play
Frances H. Burnett
she wrote little princess books then turned them into plays
Winifred Ward
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
Aurand Harris
rags to riches. adrocles. varied styles
Charlotte Chopenning
started at 60. many play only fairytale ish but realistic too
Suzan Zeder
step on a crack. contemporary issues. not fairytale but imaginary characters could be therapeutic
Nellie McCaslin
wrote the textbook
Arena Stage
audience all around
Thrust Stage
part of stage is out into audience
Alley Stage
2 sides like an alley
Elements of the Plot (Play analysis
esposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, resolution
exposition
getting to know everyone
inciting incident
conflict and first problem
rising action
building on inciting
climax
highlighted reaction and point
resolution
solving conflict
Purpose of Design
find out where we are. set. we figure out time period, money, place of setting, characters
Values and Purposes of Children's Theatre
educational and entertaining
Aesthetic Values/Education
Aesthetic Education is the integration of the arts into our lives; resulting in a lifelong appreciation of the arts and a deeper understanding of humankind
theatre
the art of writing and producing plays
genre
a kind of literary or artistic work
play
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
script
a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
empathy
understanding and entering into another's feelings
Upstaging
one actor takes a position above another which forces the 2nd actor to face upstage
Blocking
the arrangement of the actors movements on stage with respect to each other and the stage space
Cross*
movement from one area to another X
counter cross
a movement in the opposite direction in adjustment to the cross of another actor
Aside
lines which the other actors on stage are not supposed to be hearing
Cue
the last words of a speech indictating another actor to speak
THEATRE PERSONNEL
Director
Production Stage Manager
Producer
Designers
House Manager
presenational acting
acknowledges the audience
representational acting
refers to a relationship in which the audience is studiously ignored and treated as 'peeping tom'
licensing agreement
needed to publically perform a production