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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






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






3. Main character that opposes the protagonist






4. 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






5. Permanent framed opening through which the audience sees the play






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






7. Main character with whom the audience's empathy lies






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






9. Scenery OR establish definite movements and lines






10. Length of stage engagement for a performance






11. Foundation color used for stage make up






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






13. To quickly begin a speech without allowing a pause between the first words of the speech and the cue.






14. Actor's lounge backstage






15. Taking audience attention away from the proper focal point






16. Deleten OR a command to stop action and dialogue






17. Imaginary wall between stage and audience






18. Center attention on OR center light beam on






19. Take down set and props after the show's final performance






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






21. Platforms or a body position of carious heights






22. Permanent framed opening through which the audience sees the play






23. Casting witout regard to race or ethnicity of the characters or actors






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






25. Horizontal pipe suspended over the stage - from which scenery - lights - and curtains are hung






26. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






27. Seating in the auditorium






28. Set furnishings - including furniture - pictures - ornaments - drapes etc






29. Indications to the director and actors about carious aspects of the play - including information on characters - how a play should proceed - how a play should look - and the mood or effects of a play






30. Waiting for the audiences laughter to stop before continuing dialogue






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






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






33. Section of the stage floor between the footlights and the curtain






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






35. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






36. Keep the stage picture balanced OR decorations used to provide authenticity to the set and fill space






37. To give lines and movement at the exact - effective moment






38. Horizontal pipe suspended over the stage - from which scenery - lights - and curtains are hung






39. Money paid to the author for permission to stage his/her play






40. Auditioning with a script that you have not had the opportunity to read before the audition






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






42. Deleten OR a command to stop action and dialogue






43. Rehearse scene without interruption






44. Contains script - blocking notations - warnings -crew charts - and other information necessary for producing the play






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






46. Contains script - blocking notations - warnings -crew charts - and other information necessary for producing the play






47. Bodily movement and expression without dialogue






48. Evaluations and suggestions






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






50. Platforms or a body position of carious heights