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Acting Mechanics Theatre Vocab

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. (DC)






2. (C)






3. When an actor moves toward the center of the stage he is said to be walking _______________________.






4. (3/4 L)






5. According to theatre superstition - what 'dangerous' activity should an actor not do when backstage?






6. The large - light-colored fabric stretched tight on a curved track along the back wall is called ______________________.






7. (lc)






8. (PL)






9. (1/4 are)






10. When an actor crosses toward the audience's right - he is said to be walking in this direction.






11. The nautical name sometimes given to the stage floor.






12. An area of the stage in some theatres which juts out into the audience - extending past the proscenium line.






13. The line which bisects the proscenium line and thus cuts the entire deck in half.






14. (drc)






15. The tunnels that create entrances from the understage area.






16. (C)






17. When an actor walks toward the cyclorama away from the proscenium line he is said to be walking __________________________.






18. Any forward movement taken on stage is given this term.






19. Any forward movement taken on stage is given this term.






20. (drc)






21. The line which separates the stage from the audience.






22. The theatrical name for where the audience sits.






23. The theatrical name for where the audience sits.






24. When an actor crosses toward the audience's right - he is said to be walking in this direction.






25. The line which separates the stage from the audience.






26. The area above the stage usually outfitted with lighting instruments and rigging for scenery and other effects.






27. (FB)






28. (UR)






29. (1/4 are)






30. (PR)






31. These are hard-wall 'flats' or velour curtains that separate parts of the side stage and are meant to serve as a secure entrance area from the backstage.






32. According to theatre superstition - what 'dangerous' activity should an actor not do when backstage?






33. (SL)






34. (FB)






35. When an actor walks toward the cyclorama away from the proscenium line he is said to be walking __________________________.






36. The nautical name sometimes given to the stage floor.






37. The area above the stage usually outfitted with lighting instruments and rigging for scenery and other effects.






38. (UR)






39. The place in the theatre where one traditionally waits to make an entrance.






40. The line which bisects the proscenium line and thus cuts the entire deck in half.






41. (3/4 L)






42. When an actor walks toward the audience from centerstage - he is said to be walking _____________________.






43. (1/4 L)






44. (FF)






45. The name of the type of theatre in which the stage is surrounded by the audience - much like the Roman Colosseum. The name is derived from the sand that soaked up the blood of the gladiators.






46. (DC)






47. The name of the type of theatre in which the stage is surrounded by the audience - much like the Roman Colosseum. The name is derived from the sand that soaked up the blood of the gladiators.






48. The tunnels that create entrances from the understage area.






49. The large - light-colored fabric stretched tight on a curved track along the back wall is called ______________________.






50. (lc)