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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


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


The term used by Stanislavski to describe the path to character wants


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...


Another term for a through line


________ 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


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


The realistic portrayal of characters in a lifelike fashion has been characteristic of theatre throughout history. T/F


The theories of ___________ continue to form the basis for most acting training.


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


The period of time when the play is blocked


A play performed with an audience, but still being rehearsed


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


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


A spotlight that produces a soft-edged beam that can be adjusted for smaller or larger areas is called an __________


Footlights are particularly useful because they help to eliminate the unnatural and ghostly shadows created by overhead lighting. T/F


A ________ allows you to project patterns on stage that resemble light coming through tree branches, or an image of windows, clouds, or stars, etc.


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


When a beam of light is aimed at a particular area on the stage, it is said to be


The three main elements of any stage lighting instrument are_______, __________, __________.


The term _________ is used when lights dim slowly, changing the scene from brighter to darker


The term ________ is used when one set of lights comes down at the same time that another set of lights comes up.


_______ throws a sharp, concentrated light and allows for shaping the beam with shutters.


The noises of everyday life that help create verisimilitude in a production are called ___________.


Sound called for in the script that usually comes from recognizable sources is called.


A fairly complete sketch made by the scene designer, usually done in color, is called a ________


A prop is any object that is used on stage that becomes a permanent part of the scenery or costumes. T/F


Stage right and stage left mean the right and left side, respectively, from the perspective of the ________


When a costume is created in the costume shop under the supervision of the designer and shop supervisor, this is known as _________


When costumes are taken from inventory or rented from a costume house, this is known as _______


Costumes should show the _______ between characters


Costume designers utilize line, shape and _____ in the design process.


In charge of creating the inner life of the character


In charge of researching criticism and the interpretations of plays from the past


In charge of hiring the director and performers


In charge of coordinating the elements of the production

Stage Manager

In charge of communicating the rehearsal schedule to the performers


In charge of moving onstage with ease


In charge of identifying significant plays from the past that have been overlooked


In charge of serving as a historical resource for the creative team


In charge of creating interesting visual compositions with the performers


In charge of raising money to finance a production


In charge of blocking or "staging" the play


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.

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