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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. To hide an unplanned instance on stage from the audience






2. Area between the stage and first row of seats






3. Transparent colored medium used in front of stage lights






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






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






6. Length of stage engagement for a performance






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






8. To play toward the audience while seemingly conversing with the others on stage






9. Stage crew member who shifts scenery






10. Printed or typewritten copy of the play






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






12. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






13. 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






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






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






16. Change scenery






17. Seating in the auditorium






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






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






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






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






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






23. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






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






25. Usually canvas covered wooden frame used for scenery






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






27. Run through of all the technical aspects without the actors






28. Rehearse scene without interruption






29. Transparent colored medium used in front of stage lights






30. Main character that opposes the protagonist






31. 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






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






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






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






35. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






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






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






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






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






40. Length of stage engagement for a performance






41. To cover something from audience view






42. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






43. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






44. Off stage to right and left of the acting area






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






46. Unit to control the intensity of lights






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






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






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






50. Seating in the auditorium