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a stage/audience configuration in which the audience sits all together on one side to view the stage on the other side through the picture frame of
The Proscenium arch Theater
The picture frame through which the audence wateches the play
Proscenium arch
the left side of the stage from the piont of view of the performer facing the audience
stage left
the right side of the stage from the point of view of the performer facing the audience
stage right
the area of the stage farthest away from the audeince
Up stage
In a proscenium arch or thrust stage, the part of the stage closets to the audience
downstage
Upstage or away form the audience
above
downstage or toward the audience
below
the area behin the set or backdrop that is not seen by the audience. May also include the wings
Wings
the area of the stage in formnt of the curtain line: also called the forestage.
Apron and Orchestra Pit
a low platform stage surrounded on three sides by the audience
thrust stage
an open space at floor level or a stage with the audience in seats on all sides of the acting area
arean stage
a small theatre without a proscenium arch: a flexible space in which everything is moveable
black box / flexable
a flat surface the width of the stage, usually made of canvas, hanging form the flies at the rear of the staging area and painted to represeant the desried setting
back drop
a horizontal pipe suspened from the flies, on which scenery and lights may be hung
batten
a setting of three walls and a cieling leaving the fourth wall to be imangined b y the actors. The doors and windowns are practical, and as nearly as possible the set represent a real room
box set
a broken line running through the center of a floor plan form the apron to the back wall, indingcating the center of the stage it splits the stage into right and left
center line
Literaly the space at the very center of the acting a rea
center stage
the imaginary line made by the main curtainwhen it is closed
also refered to as the last line of the scene
curtain line
a fabric hung form a semicircular track in the flies that creates a curved backdrop for performances
cyclorama
a lighting instrument which projects a sharp edge beam of light. It combins shutter systems and lenses to increase intensity and to from lgiht to give a pattern.
ellipsoidal
the invisideble wall of a set in a proscenium arch theatre through which the audience sees the actuion of a play.
fourth wall
the lighting instrument projects a diffused or soft-edge beam of light
fresnel
a disc of heat resistnat material into which a patteren has been cut
gobo
the seating area of the theatre, but also the audience itself
house
relatively narrow drops either pelated orhung flat on the left and rights sides of the stage
legs
to remove something from the stage
strike
the horizontal drape at the top of a stage in a porscenium arch
teaser
money man supplies money obtain reherasl space rent other needed equipment publicity
producer
started in 1800's comes up with production concept
director
short statement by the director that conveys the directors visiton for the produciton
prodution concept
research read scripts working plan
pre production
when you do 1 act at a time
running rehearsal
they interup the rehearsal
working rehearsal