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A frozen picture that tells a story
A sound or combination of sounds that creates a mood and/or evokes a setting
Movement that is rehearsed and repeatable. Choreographed movement sometimes advances the story and is sometimes used to express abstract ideas
When the same phrase of choreographed movement is performed by more than one person in perfect timing with each other
When the same phrase of choreographed movement is performed by more than one person in staggered timing, one person after the other at regular intervals
When there is no sound. Silence is used to create tension in performance. Silence is particularly effective when it contrasts sound
When one thing 'becomes' another thing. Actors transform into characters during performance by changing the way they use their body and voice
TRANSFORMATION OF OBJECT
When a performer uses a single object in many ways it transforms from one thing to another. The way the performers relate to the object endows the object with a meaning
The development of suspense in a performance. As the audience anticipates certain outcomes in the plot, the tension builds
The point of greatest dramatic tension or transition in a theatrical work
A group of theatrical artists working together to create a theatrical production
An expressive movement of the body or limbs
A signal, either verbal or physical, that indicates something else, such as a line of dialogue or an entrance, is to happen
The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage
A style of improvised theatre where the performers enact true stories from the audience on the spot.
Doing something in a large way. In performance, this may relate to overacting an emotion or response, making a characteristic really big, presenting the piece in a melodramatic way and/or being bold for effect.
Skills used by an actor to convey meaning to an audience including voice, movement, gesture, facial expressions and stillness and silence.
An improvisation term to describe what a performer contributes to the progression of the action. It is an idea that can be either verbal or physical.
An improvisation term that refers to a performer saying "yes" to an offer made by another performer.
An improvisation term for a performer's failure to yield to an offer; 'blocking' is also a term used to describe the moves of the performer.
The ability to act and think quickly without hesitation.
Working effectively with someone else through the sharing of ideas, resources and contribution.
The who, what, where, why and when that surround the events on stage.
A theatrical style that is true to life. It attempts to re-create life on stage through the use of realistic stagecraft.
Techniques that are used throughout a performance that are not true to life but are heightened, stylised and/or symbolic. These techniques are often used to enhance the meaning in some way.
Is used as the starting point of the play-making or design process to help generate and inspire ideas.
Drama that is unplanned and unrehearsed and created spontaneously.
A group performance where all members are equal.
The ability of the actor to commit to their performance and the ability to sustain character through the use of concentration. Focus can also be used to create an implied character or setting through manipulating the audience's attention towards a specific place. The manipulation of focus can assist the actor to develop an effective actor-audience relationship.
The written text of the play that often includes stage directions and dialogue.
What the play is about or what it means. Concepts or ideas that the playwright is trying to communicate to the audience.
The outfits or clothing actors wears to define their character and the context.
The steps a designer goes through to realise a product. Theatrical design process - design brief, play script, research, stimulus material, exploring, experimenting and trialling, final concept, evaluation.
Written information on an image or diagram that provides an explanation or justification.
A series of physical, vocal and mental exercises designed to ensure that the performer is fully prepared for performance work.
The process of developing and polishing a performance.
The established techniques, practices, and devices unique to theatrical productions