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Catherine Emerson's lecture vocabulary

The orchestra


the (first/last) balcony

le (premier/dernier) balcon

the gallery (the rest of the theatre)

le poulailler

the loge

la loge

the comedy

la comédie

the tragedy

la tragédie

the tragicomedy

la tragicomédie

the drama

le drame

a play

un pièce (de théâtre)

the art of theatrical writing

la dramaturgie
l'art du théâtre


le/la dramaturge

the stage / on stage

le scène / sur scène

to direct on stage

mettre en scène

the director

le metteur en scène

an act

un acte

a scene

un scène

the set

le décor

stage direction (in general)

la mise en scène

a stage direction

une indication scénique
une didascalie


le bruitage


les éclairages

a costume

un costume

actor / actress on film

acteur / actrice

actor / actress in theatre


a character

un personnage

to play the role of

jouer un rôle
tenir le rôle de

the script

le texte

a monologue

le monologue


la tirade

speech / dialogue

le dialogue

a lyric

un parole

a private conversation or an "aside"

un aparté

to speak "aside"

en aparté

in the wings

dans les coulisses, en coulisse

the rising of the curtains

le lever du rideau

set designers


a company

une compagnie

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