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Adjustable metal flaps attached to the front of a fresnel spotlight for shaping the beam of light
Centre stage left (CSL)
The left hand centre stage of the acting area as the actor faces the audience
Centre stage right (CSR)
The right hand centre stage of the acting area as the actor faces the audience
The process of developing a drama's content and roles through practical exploration, experimentation and problem solving
To change from one lighting cue to another with no blackout in between, or to change from one sound cue to another with no silence in between
Down stage left (DSL)
The part of the stage nearest the audience on the left as the actor faces the audience
Down stage right (DSR)
The part of the stage nearest the audience on the right as the actor faces the audience
Front of house (FOH)
Any job in the theatre which involves dealing with the audience e.g. box office, refreshments, usher
See-through material which cannot be seen through when lit from the front, but can be seen through when lit from behind
Thin metal plate cut out in a pattern and placed in a lantern to project pattern or shape into the acting area
Bird's eye view of the set showing what is on the set, entrances/exits and the position of the audience
Drama devised/created without a script which is rehearsed before presentation
Resources used to create the setting where a drama takes place e.g. backcloth, flats, rostra, furniture
Used to create a mood or atmosphere on stage e.g. strobe light, mirror ball, smoke machine
An aid to characterisation: character(s) walk past other characters who comment on their situation
Up Stage Left (USL)
The left hand side of the stage furthest away from audience as the actor faces the audience
Up Stage Right (USR)
The right hand side of the stage furthest away from audience as the actor faces the audience
Table in the wings on which all props are placed for actors to collect as they enter , and replace as they exit
Sticks of make-up in different colours used to create lines, bruises, shading, highlighting etc.
Plaits of artificial hair which can be cut and trimmed to form eyebrows, moustaches and beards
Type of clay used for altering the shape of the nose or chin and/or making warts and wounds
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