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Actors Workshop 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. Auditions for parts in a play






2. A sky drop that surrounds the back and sides of the stage






3. Warning for actors to assume their position on stage for the beginning of the scene






4. A floodlight with an ellipsoidal reflector - can be hung from battens






5. The director's technical liaison backstage during rehearsals and performances






6. A combination of the proscenium and arena stages - with the audience sitting on two or three sides of the acting area






7. Center attention on OR center light beam on






8. Center attention on OR center light beam on






9. To capture audience attention legitimate as opposed to gove or share






10. To have a specific reason for saying or doing something - to show character;s desires through voice and movement






11. A part where the actor walks on and off the stage without having any line to say






12. Properties carried on stage by the actors during the play






13. Long speech given by a character when they are alone on stage to show their thoughts or to explain the plot; used frequently by Shakespeare






14. To create dialogue or movement off the top of your head - without a script






15. To exceed the tempo and pitch of the previous speech






16. To cover something from audience view






17. Seating in the auditorium






18. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






19. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






20. An actors move from one part of the stage to another






21. To capture audience attention legitimate as opposed to gove or share






22. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






23. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






24. White lights used solely for rehearsal. in some theaters the strip lights are used in place of the work lights






25. Last words or action of one actor that immediately precede another actor's speech OR a signal for light changes - curtains - etc.






26. Foundation color used for stage make up






27. Actor's lounge backstage






28. Three dimensional scenery piece which stands by itself - such as a rock






29. Loose weave curtain on battens used for 'visions' and 'flashbacks' etc opaque when lit from the front and transparent when lit from the back






30. Overhead curtain to mask the first border of lights and to regulate the height of the proscenium opening






31. Deleten OR a command to stop action and dialogue






32. Evaluations and suggestions






33. Sequence of events in a play OR production plan of backstage items such as a light plot or costume plot






34. Three dimensional scenery piece which stands by itself - such as a rock






35. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






36. Slanted floor - allowing each row of the audience to see over the heads of those in front






37. Actor's lounge backstage






38. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






39. All the stage lights going off simultaneously






40. Seating in the auditorium






41. To hide an unplanned instance on stage from the audience






42. Spot light with a fresnel lens that throws an efficient and soft beam...Jung from the teaser batten to light upstage areas






43. Auditions for parts in a play






44. To assume a position of equal dramatic importance with another actor






45. Of or pertaining to the criticism of taste and the sense of the beautiful. Use of design principles and elements such as form - line - unity - variety and emphasis to create a pleasing work of art






46. A small movement in the opposite direction to the cross made by another actor






47. Actor Who is able to play a given role in an emergency






48. Scenery OR establish definite movements and lines






49. To hide an unplanned instance on stage from the audience






50. Length of stage engagement for a performance