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Quiz#2- The Sandwich Technique, Parts of a Story, Stage Directions

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Define the term wings.
Areas that are part of a stage deck but offstage (out of sight of the audience).
What is the general rule about the wings?
If you can see the audience they can see you.
True or False: The audience is downstage of the apron.
True
Name all 3 aspects of a proscenium stage.
1. A proscenium stage has the audience on side.
2. Much of the acting takes place behind the proscenium arch.
3. The shallow stage area in front of the proscenium arch is known as the apron.
What is the difference between a proscenium stage and a thrust stage?
A proscenium it can be said that it's a "window" that frames the play taking place on the stage. This type of stage, gives everyone in the audience a good view because the performers need only focus on one direction rather than continually moving around the stage to give a good view from all sides.
A thrust theatre stage is known by its arrangement which consists of being surrounded by audience on three sides. The Fourth side serves as the background.
Often the playing area is of square or rectangular shape
The arena stage can have more than one shape. Please state the two shapes we discussed in class.
Square and Circle
Explain were downstage and upstage came from.
It comes from the raked stage.
True or False. The Sandwich Technique is used for critique.
True
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved is known as the what?
Denouement