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25 terms

Drama I Final

STUDY
PLAY
promptbook
a script marked with directions and cues for use by the prompter
audition
a tryout for a position in a play
reading rehearsal
a rehearsal at which the play is read by the direction or by members of the cast
blocking rehearsal
a rehearsal at which the movement and groupings on the stage are practiced
working rehearsal
a rehearsal at which interpretation of the play is developed and words and actions are put together
polishing rehearsal
the final rehearsal at which all the parts of the play are brought together so that flaws can be worked out
technical rehearsal
a rehearsal at which lighting, scenery, and props are used so that changes can go smoothly
dress rehearsal
an uninterrupted rehearsal with costumes and props; the final rehearsal before performance
box set
a two-wall or three-wall set representing an interior of a room, often covered by a ceiling
unit set
a basic stage setting from which several settings can be created
permanent set
a set that remains the same throughout a play, regardless of change of locale
screens
two-fold and three-fold flats used either as walls against a drapery background or to cover openings or furnishings when changing scenes
prisms or periaktoi
sets made up of three flats, connected like equilateral or isosceles triangles mounted on a wheeled carriage that can be pivoted
curtain set
the use of curtains as a backdrop for a play
producer
person who finds the financial investors, hires the director and production staff, sets the budget, and pays the bills for a theatrical production
director
person in charge of molding all aspects of production- the acting, scenery, costumes, makeup, lighting, and so on- in a unified whole
assistant director
person who acs as the liaison between the director and the cast and crew and who takes charge of the rehearsal when the director is absent
scenic designer
a person who designs settings and sometimes costumes, makeup, and lighting
technical director
a person who executes the designs of the scenic artist with the help of the crew
stage manager
person who is completely in charge backstage during the rehearsals and performances
grip
a stagehand who moves scenery
properties chief
person who is in charge of getting the furniture and props, storing them, arranging them on set, preparing the prop table, and giving the actors the props they need
business manager
person responsible for the financial arrangements of a production
publicity manager
person who handles the advertising and promotion of a play in the press, radio, and other media
house manager
person responsible for distribution of programs, seating of the audience, and trainging the ushers