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a curtain made of lighter fabric used between scenes of a play, often decorated to reflect the mood or theme of the play
a person, situation, or the protagonist's own inner conflict that is in opposition to the protagonist's goals
a performance space in which the audience sits all around the stage; sometimes called in-the-round
the person who hires the director, designer, and cast. In some theatre companies, these duties are handled by a production committee
the person who assists the director by organizing the rehearsal process, coordinating rehearsal schedules, working with individual actors, and taking the director's notes
an interview-like opportunity in which actors are able to demonstrate their talents, meet the person hiring the cast, and leave impressions of themselves
a wall separating the stage house from the backstage area. Doors in the back wall allow large pieces of scenery to be brought onstage
flats, draperies, or drops-placed on the off stage side of openings in the set such as windows and doors, to block the backstage area from the audiences view
an outdoor soundstage at a film picture studio in which open-air scenes can be constructed and filmed
a sewing stitch formed by taking one forward stitch and then beginning a short stitch from the back of it
upper floor in an auditorium that projects out over the main floor and provides additional seating for the audience
a burlesque form of Italian opera, originating in England in the 1700s, that combined spoken dialogue and songs set to popular music
a sewing stitch made by long, widely spread running stitches, used for temporary holding hems and seams.
unrhymed poetry in which each line has five accented syllables; the verse pattern in which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays
for use with stage blood, a sealed plastic bag that is taped to the part of an actor's body that will bleed
an aluminum tripod with a cross bar at the top of which lights are hung; also called lighting tree
a feature of the realistic theatre, a two- or three- walled set representing the interior of a room
the person who handles fundraising, publicity, programs, ticket sales, bill payments, and other business details of running a theatre
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