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






2. Imaginary wall between stage and audience






3. Center attention on OR center light beam on






4. Seats can be arranged for proscenium - arena - or thrust staging






5. To cover something from audience view






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






7. Basic idea of the play that gives unity to all elements






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






9. To play toward the audience






10. Transparent colored medium used in front of stage lights






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






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






13. And invitation to an actor to return for a second audition






14. Lights with beams that can be focused and that are used for specific illumination






15. Foundation color used for stage make up






16. Auditorium lights used before and after the play and during intermission






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






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






19. Area between the stage and first row of seats






20. When the actor loses concentration while performing and is not in character






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






22. Stage crew member who shifts scenery






23. A rehearsal where actors run from one technical cue to the next - without dialogue in between. This is done for the technical crew






24. Unit to control the intensity of lights






25. Center attention on OR center light beam on






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






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






28. Bodily movement and expression without dialogue






29. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






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






31. Stage crew member who shifts scenery






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






33. Unit to control the intensity of lights






34. Usually canvas covered wooden frame used for scenery






35. Auditions for parts in a play






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






37. Staging with the audience sitting on all sides of the playing area






38. 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






39. Change scenery






40. Scenery OR establish definite movements and lines






41. Main character that opposes the protagonist






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






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






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






45. Actor's lounge backstage






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






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






48. Directors planned movement for the characters






49. 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






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