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THAR 101 Test 2 - Quackenbush

STUDY
PLAY
Given Circumstances
The technique developed by Stanislavski that focuses on the situation in which a character exists from information in the text
Circle of Attention
The technique developed by Stanislavski referring to the range of concentration on some object, person or event, while on stage
Importance of Specifics
The technique developed by Stanislavski that requires expressing emotions in concrete activities
Magic-if
The technique developed by Stanislavski that assist in achieving a sense of inner truth using a transformative phrase for creating imaginary circumstances
Emotional Recall
The technique developed by Stanislavski that required the actor to connect something in their own life to the character
Super Objective
The term used by Stanislavski to describe what the character wants above all else during the course of the play
Through-Line
The term used by Stanislavski to describe the path to character wants
beats/units
The term used by Stanislavski to describe dividing scenes into workable parts
Concentration and Observation
The technique developed by Stanislavski that allows performers to stop worrying about the audience
Danton Checkovv
Stanislavski's early research into realistic acting techniques was conducted while he was directing many plays by...
Spine
Another term for a through line
Stylization
________ and Symbolism best characterizes acting in classical Asian theatres
Project Their Voice
In order to throw the voice into the audience so that it penetrates to the utmost reaches of the theatre, the actor must
Bio-mechanics
The Program developed by Vsevolod Meyerhold that emphasizes physical exercises and circus-like control of the body
space shape time emotions movement
The Six components of the "Viewpoints" approach to acting
False
The realistic portrayal of characters in a lifelike fashion has been characteristic of theatre throughout history. T/F
Stanislavski
The theories of ___________ continue to form the basis for most acting training.
True
As long as there have been theatrical productions, there has been someone performing the role of director. T/F
Stage Pictures
Creating interesting visual compositions with the actors in space is known as creating effective __________
Dress Rehearsal
A play performed as it will be before the public, complete with all production elements but without an audience present
Rehearsal
The period of time when the play is blocked
Preview
A play performed with an audience, but still being rehearsed
Rehearsal
The period of time during which performers memorize their lines
Technical Rehearsal
Bringing together the design and technical elements of the play during a run-through
Preview
A play performed with an audience but without critics
Technical Rehearsal
The period of time when the stage manager works on building "cues"
Proscenium Stage
the "fourth wall theatre"
Arena Stage
The most intimate performance space
Created or Found Space
Associated with street theatre
Proscenium Stage
Utilizes the greatest amount of scenery and stage machinery
Thrust Stage
Where Chinese and Japanese dramas are performed
Arena Stage
Elaborate scenery is impossible because it would block the view of other audience members
Proscenium Stage
The configuration of most Broadway performance spaces
Created or Found Space
Of special interest to experimental or avant-garde practitioners
Thrust Stage
Audiences sit on three sides
Thrust Stage
The most widely sued of all three theatre spaces
Created or Found Space
Unusual structure with their original architectural elements intact
Fresnel
A spotlight that produces a soft-edged beam that can be adjusted for smaller or larger areas is called an __________
False
Footlights are particularly useful because they help to eliminate the unnatural and ghostly shadows created by overhead lighting. T/F
Gobo
A ________ allows you to project patterns on stage that resemble light coming through tree branches, or an image of windows, clouds, or stars, etc.
Downlighting
lighting that comes from directly over the head of the actor
Master Electrician
The ___________ is responsible for complete technical preparation of all lighting instruments and acessories
Automated Light Fixtures
The type of lighting fixture that can tilt, pan, rotate, change colors, and change focus is referred to most often as
Focused
When a beam of light is aimed at a particular area on the stage, it is said to be
LAMP, REFLECTOR, LENSE
The three main elements of any stage lighting instrument are_______, __________, __________.
Fade
The term _________ is used when lights dim slowly, changing the scene from brighter to darker
Cross-fade
The term ________ is used when one set of lights comes down at the same time that another set of lights comes up.
Lipsodial
_______ throws a sharp, concentrated light and allows for shaping the beam with shutters.
Enviromental
The noises of everyday life that help create verisimilitude in a production are called ___________.
Motivated
Sound called for in the script that usually comes from recognizable sources is called.
Rendering
A fairly complete sketch made by the scene designer, usually done in color, is called a ________
False
A prop is any object that is used on stage that becomes a permanent part of the scenery or costumes. T/F
Performer
Stage right and stage left mean the right and left side, respectively, from the perspective of the ________
Building
When a costume is created in the costume shop under the supervision of the designer and shop supervisor, this is known as _________
Pulling
When costumes are taken from inventory or rented from a costume house, this is known as _______
Relationship
Costumes should show the _______ between characters
Silhouette
Costume designers utilize line, shape and _____ in the design process.
Performer
In charge of creating the inner life of the character
Dramaturg
In charge of researching criticism and the interpretations of plays from the past
Producer
In charge of hiring the director and performers
Director
In charge of coordinating the elements of the production
Stage Manager
In charge of communicating the rehearsal schedule to the performers
Performer
In charge of moving onstage with ease
Dramaturg
In charge of identifying significant plays from the past that have been overlooked
Dramaturg
In charge of serving as a historical resource for the creative team
Director
In charge of creating interesting visual compositions with the performers
Producer
In charge of raising money to finance a production
Director
In charge of blocking or "staging" the play
Producer
In charge of arranging for ushers, tickets, programs, and other front-of-the-house details
Stage Manager
In charge of maintaining quality control of all production elements after opening.