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Stagecraft Basics

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. A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects






2. A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects






3. Someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show






4. Flat view of area if cut or sliced - like a dissection and see inner workings of multiple levels






5. A hose connection for a fire hose






6. Loft blocks in Zellerbach Playhouse are __________ for easier access and movement






7. Most effective device for controlling a fire in the theatre - or any building






8. Flat view of area from a direction (north - south - east - west and in between)






9. Steel framework that runs above the stage that is used to support the rigging system






10. (Framing) - Rails (shorter) always caps a style (long)






11. Painted boards that the scenic designer uses to communicate with the scenic artist






12. Made of channels - A visual or aural signal that indicates the beginning of an action - line of dialogue - or piece of music






13. According to what do lighting designers arrange their light plots - allowing them to follow a 'map' of the plot






14. Correct order of a 5 line system pipe






15. A platform where pig irons are loaded onto or off of arbors






16. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






17. Directions from the actor's point of view






18. (Walls) - Flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background






19. Lighting position: anti-pro - or anti-proscenium






20. Flat view of area from a direction (north - south - east - west and in between)






21. A lighting instrument characterized by hard-edged light with little diffusion; designed for long throws - it is manufactured with fixed and variable focal length lenses; the light beam is shaped with internally mounted shutters.






22. Lighting instrument whose name refers to the etched or contoured glass lens






23. Scenery that represents three-dimensional space on a flat surface






24. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






25. (Seating) entering & exiting at extreme ends; Zellerbach Playhouse is like this






26. A hose connection for a fire hose






27. A system of rigging and ropes that is used to raise and lower scenery within on stage - operated by hand or mechanically from backstage.






28. Made up of dimmers - map of plot






29. Plug in wall






30. Scenic term - deceiving the eye: from far away looks real but close it's just tricky talent






31. Space above the stage - Space above the stage where scenery may be lifted out of sight by means of ropes and pulleys






32. Teeth per inch (razors/blades) - fewer for softer wood - more cuts through metal (unforgiving)






33. First rules of safety in theater






34. Levels of intensity






35. A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies






36. According to what do lighting designers arrange their light plots - allowing them to follow a 'map' of the plot






37. Two instruments - same circuit






38. A metal cutout that is placed in front of the lens of a lighting instrument to create different shadowed images on stage






39. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






40. Orchestra pit where the band plays






41. Reinforcers that joints in wood and metal - anything that connects (Keystone - corner block - anything that bridges two pieces together )






42. Figures out place - theme of season and has final say






43. Mounted to the gridiron or support steel that supports and changes the direction of a lift line rope between the load and the head block






44. Also called the main drape - the grand curtain - or the main rag; the one that has to open for the show to start






45. Made of channels - A visual or aural signal that indicates the beginning of an action - line of dialogue - or piece of music






46. Lighting position: anti-pro - or anti-proscenium






47. Imaginary line from one side of the proscenium opening tot he other - divides apron from the stage floor.






48. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






49. Scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen






50. Corridor or hallway to make quick passage way from one side to another - behind stage