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theater arts

STUDY
PLAY
blocking
planning and working out the movements and stage grouping for a play
breaking character
losing concentration or getting out of character
breath control
the amount of force you use inhaling and exhaling
characterization
developing and portraying a personalitythrough thought, action,dialog, costuming, and make up
cues
the dialog,sounds movemen or buisness signaling an actor or technician respond as rehearsed.
diaphram
the muscle located between the abdomen and the rib cage.
diction
a person's pronunciation of words, choice of words, and manner in which the persons expresses himself or herself.
dress rehearsal
a rehearsal conducted as if it were an actual performance.
improvisation
a spontaneous style of theatre using unrehearsed and unscripted acting scenes.
monologue
a long speech spoken by one person, revealing personal thoughts and feelings.
pantomime
the use of mime techniques, acting without words, to tell a story.
props
a. stage properties or items that might be part of the stage decorations.
b. items used by the acors for stage business and characterization.
royalty
a fee required to produce a play or musical.
script
a written copy of the dialogue that the actors will speak.
scene
a. a short situation to be acted out, as in improvisation, with a beginning, middle, and end.
b. a subdivision of an act in a play.
set
usually large items used to stage a scene or play.
side-coaching
a method by which the leader talks you through an activity by making suggestions or giving you ideas.
stage directions
information provided by the playwright to give the actors instructionson how to feel or what to do when certain lines are spoken. These directions, usually in italics, are set apart from the dialogue by parentheses.
stage makeup
any cosmetic effect, including hair, that enhances or changes an actor's appearance.
strike
take apart the stage setting, remove it from the stage, and store all parts of the production for future use.
theatre arts
the term used to cover all parts of training or instruction in the field of theatre.
understudy
a person who learns a part in order to substitute in a performance should the original actor not be able to appear in the show.
character
the personality an actor portrays in a scene or play that is different from his own personality.
dialogue
the conversation between the actors on the stage.
playwright
one who writes plays.
open position
facing the audience.
closed position
back to audience.