Theatre Chapter 4
Flash Cards for Rick Walsh's Intro Theatre Class, Quiz 2 SELU
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4 types of theatre space
Most common form of stage.
Audience faces stage from only one direction and the performance is framed by a large arch
Portion of the stage in front of the proscenium arch. This feature is specific to proscenium theaters.
areas on either side of the stage which are hidden from the audience, often called wings
area high above the stage
Wing and Drop Sets
when a plays scenery is brought in from the sides of the stage or flown in from above.
Any objects such as curtains or walls which hide thing from the audiences view.
Stage floor gets higher as it moves away from the audience
Area closest to audience
Area farthest away from the audience
Center middle of stage
Stage to the Actors Right
Stage to the Actors Left
Audience seated on three sides and tends to be nearer to the action than in an proscenium staging.
Audience completely surrounds the performance space.
Smallest type of stage
Stage that can be altered from one production to the next.
Black Box theatre
naturally flexible spaces where the audience and stage can be rearranged at the whim of the director and the designers.
Area in a theatre building where tickets are sold to the public.
this is where the stage manager and the lighting and sound operators work from during the show.
A separate room, usually in the theatre building where costumes are made, altered, and repaired.
Area where the actors get in costumes and makeup prior to a performance
Electrical Room/ Shop
place where lighting crew can repair and store stage lights and other lighting equipment.
A lounge for the cast and crew.
A large area, where the sets are built, containing plenty of tools, hardware, lumber, paint, and everything else needed to create the physical world of the play.
Generally a single, bare-bulb lamp which is left burning on stage at night where the theatre is empty.
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