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hierarchy of the theatre
1st test study guide terms- Mr. Robertson 2012 2nd semester
provides funding for plays...gambling on the success of a production
responsible for keeping all aspects of the play unified. Casting, rehearsal, overall look.
in complete charge of rehearsals backstage, paperwork, and calling cues during the perfomance
scenery, props, lights, costumes, makeup, and sound
What are the 6 areas of tech. th?
designs scenery, designs props, provides draftings of the set, chooses colors, often builds models of the set
is in charge of acquiring, storing, and arranging props
designs all music and sound effects for the production
creates mood with the lights
the person who designs and builds and sometimes rents all clothing and accessories for the production, with the help of the crew
a nicely drawn picture of a design that is actually used in the play. Drawn on nice paper and is always in color
a drawing used to show an idea. it is usually in black and white and does not look as nice as a rendering. Often used to show a director your idea
a drawing that is often created very quickly and helps to brainstorm and create ideas. these drawings are not usually very high in quality
a meeting for all designers, director, and heads of departments to make sure everyone is on the same page, design-wise, for the production
an idea (famous artwork, color scheme, time period, etc.) that the entire production is based upon and that is reflected in the directing and design work
acting area to the right of the actor as they face the audience
acting area to the left of the stage as the actor faces the audience
acting area farthest from the audience
acting area closest to the audience
a type of stage where the audience is on one side
architectural structure that frames the stage
the actor is in view of the audience
the actor is not in view of the audience
acting area downstage of the proscenium
formal curtain that separates the audience from the performance space
curtain that is able to open and close horizontally
short, horizontal curtain used to mask the lights
curtains, hung in pairs on each side of the stage, used to mask backstage
backstage space to either side of the acting area
lowered area in front of the stage for musicians
type of stage where the audience is seated on all sides
type of stage where the audience is seated on 3 sides
system of lines and pulleys used to raise and lower scenery
space above the acting area used to store scenery
area for technicians to run the counterweight system
pipe used to hang scenery and lights on
batten used only for lighting
strong cable used to secure lights
area above the stage to which the counterweight system is attached
area where the technicians add and remove weights
metal housing for the counterweights
brick shaped weights
place to create and store scenery
wooden frame scenic item used to create walls
area for the cast to get ready for the performance
area for the cast and crew to relax before and after performances
area for the audience to wait before and after the play
how things work
works with the costume designer and director to create characters using theatrical makeup
18 feet high 57 feet wide
how big is the proscenium arch at FMHS?
they used to rake the stage so the actors had to act on a tilted stage
how did downstage and upstage come to be called that?
how many legs does FMHS have?
how heavy is each counterweight at FMHS?
does FMHS have a grid?
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