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The Theater Stage
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Type of performance space with audience surrounding all sides of the stage.
Front part or area of the stage extending past the main act curtain, also called lip.
Painted cloth or set wall built to serve as a background for the setting on stage.
Type of performance space that is small, created out of a room, painted all black.
The time one must be at the Theatre or ready to go onto to stage.
The middle point of the performance space, symbolized by CS in blocking notes.
A body position for the stage wherein the actor faces more towards the audience.
1. To move from one point of the stage to another. Symbolized by an X in blocking notation.
1. A signal or line that prompts the next action or stage business during a performance.
The area of the performance space that is closest to the audience.
1. A system of rigging and ropes that is used to raise and lower scenery within on stage, operated by hand or mechanically from backstage.
1. A concentrated source of light that illuminates a performer on stage, and stays with them as they move; most often coming from a spotlight instrument.
1. The main act curtain or drape that hangs at the front of the stage, always found in a Proscenium theatre, and usually is of a royal color.
1. The area of a theatre where the audience sits or watches from.
1. The area, usually below the front part of the stage, where the orchestra is set up to play the music for a live performance.
1. Used to enhance a scene or characterization, abbreviated-props. 1. Stage: large, stay on the set. 2. Hand: small, used by many actors. 3. Personal: used only by one actor, and stays with them.
1. The most common type of Theatre space, known for its framed arch that outlines the stage opening, having the audience facing one side directly in front.
1. A type of stage that slopes downward towards the audience, built at gradual angle.
1. Selections taken from a script used for an actor to read a scene aloud (usually used at an audition for a cold reading).
1. The head technician for a production; responsible for all backstage duties and jobs. Calls a show for cues and transitions, and keeps consistency accurate from show to show. Works very closely with actors, technicians, and the director.
1. Sides of the stage that is determined according to the actors point of view facing the audience. Symbolized in blocking notation as SL and SR.
1. A type of performance space where the audience surrounds three sides, and raises high above a very open stage; usually there is no main act curtain.
1. A type of curtain or masking (black) that hides the audience's view of the backstage.
1. 1. The area of the performance space that is farthest away from the audience.
1. The offstage areas directly to the right and left of the performance space.
Stage that has audience on only one side
Stage that has audience on 3 sides
Stage that has audience on all sides
Acting space in front of curtain
A stage that is slanted towards the audience
Area visible to audience, picture created by the curtains and the stage floor
Top Curtain that regulates the proscenium arch height
Side Curtains that create the Wings and adjust the size of the stage
Background scenery hung from the battens
Battens with wiring for lights
Walking space above the stage used to access Lights and Battens
Metal pipes used to hang drops from the fly loft
Seating area for audience
Control room where sound and lights are operated from
Waiting space behind the stage for the actors
Room where sets are built
Actor's left, Audience Right
Actor's right, Audience Left
Actor positioned to face the audience
Actor positioned with back to audience
When two actors are equally open to the audience
When one actor forces the other actor to turn his back to the audience; also, when one actor out performs another
turning your body to the open position
where audience gathers before and after performance.
where playgoers can buy their tickets (usually in the lobby).
seats nearest to the stage.
consisting of metal or fireproof fabric to prevent fire from spreading.
where items carried onstage by the actors are placed.
a bulletin board that posts rehearsal times, performance changes, and special notices.
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