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Arts and Humanities
14 Acoustic Spaces I
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The stage is fully encircled
The stage is one half to three quarters encircled
The stage is adjacent to the audience on one side only.
Black Box Theater
Flexible arrangement - no fixed seating
the stage area in front of the proscenium arch.
the staging of a performance with the audience placed on two sides, as though the performance space is a street. Also called "alley" or "tennis-court" staging in regional variations. ~
a narrow, elevated walkway, as on the sides of a bridge or in the flies above a theater stage
the stage area
Digital Multiplex or DMX
a communications protocol used in stage lighting; may also refer specifically to DMX512 cable
the front of the stage; in the direction of the audience.
in some theatres, a shallow gallery level above the main seating. In UK proscenium houses, it is a ( sometimes large) balcony above the stalls.
Fit Up, load in, or Get In
the process of setting up the theatre for the show.
an imaginary surface at the edge of the stage through which the audience watches a performance. If a character speaks directly to the audience or walks on/ off the stage, this is known as breaking the fourth wall.
Front of House
refers to services including parking, concessions, ushering, and playbill distributing. Also refers to position of lighting and sound console.
The highest section of the theatre; a section at the back or sides without seats where people can stand to watch a performance, usually raised.
a light left on the stage overnight and/or when the stage is not in use for safety. It also has superstitious meaning for the run of the play.
area backstage where actors rest before/after a show or have visitors
the theater, the people in the theater, the audience.
the lighting department of the crew (lighting designer, head electrician, lighting operator etc).
drapery or flats used to frame the stage, and stop the audience from seeing the backstage areas.
The Orchestra, The Stalls
seats on the lower part of the theatre.
where the musicians play, usually directly in front of the stage, often sunken below the seating sections.
in a Greek theatre, the wall on either side of the stage, reaching from the back wall to the orchestra.
the upper part of the main seating. Usually behind a cross aisle, and almost always steeper than the lower Orchestra. [sometimes: Parquet Circle]
a performance of a play in which the actors and audience occupy the same space, with no distinction between acting area and audience area. The audience is given the freedom to explore the space together with the performance, and there is generally an element of audience interaction in the play.
Proscenium, Proscenium arch
the boundary between the stage and the audience in a conventional theatre; it appears to form an arch over the stage from the audience's point of view. In some cases, it does create an arch over the stage.
a stage at an incline, usually with the rear side being higher (hence upstage.)
a play which is created or specifically modified to use the character of the performance space to the greatest advantage. Site specific spaces are usually locations which are not normally used for showcasing theatre, but have another primary function (warehouse, mansion, abandoned military bunker, etc).
the side of the stage on the left when facing the audience.
the side of the stage on the right when facing the audience.
to remove a set piece or from the stage ("Strike that chair.") To "strike the show" is to disassemble the entirety of the set, return all equipment to storage and leave the venue as it was before the show was set up. May be used as a noun to refer to the event at which the show is struck.
curtains separating the stage from the audience.
building where acting takes place ( also a cinema)
the world of this type of acting, or the world of acting in general; the art itself.
Theatre in the round
any theatre where the audience is seated on every side of the stage. (See arena.)
a stage that extends out into the audience, so that the audience is seated on three sides of it.
towards the back of the stage; the half of the stage that is farthest from the audience.
the "backstage" or parts of a stage off to the left and right not seen by the audience.
The tall area over the stagehouse used to lift sets and curtains during set changes.
Curtains at the side and the top of the proscenium opening that bridge any gap between proscenium and set.
a passage entering toward the stage from the seating area intended for exiting or use by the cast to enter or exit the action of the play.
usually footlights using acetylene gas burning in a calcium carbonate (lime) mantle. (obsolete)
has a wider row, no aisles, and exits at both end of each row. Aisle seating is more common and has one or more aisles leading to the front and back of the house.
lsacoustic Curve, a.k.a. lscidomal Curve
The curve in longitudinal cross-section that allows adequate vision of the Arrival Point of Site, and therefore the entire stage.
Arrival Point of Sight APS
The lowest point in the audience field of view that can be seen by the audience which is usually at the front edge of the stage apron.
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