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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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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. Underneath the stage where things are stored (like ERS' or Fresnels and seats)






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






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






4. One that makes - trims - designs hats; also sometimes handles accessories






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






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






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






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






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






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






11. 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






12. Pressure






13. Orchestra pit where the band plays






14. Any incline of audience or stage.






15. Grainer






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






17. (sizes of wood) 2 x 4 (nominal) > first milled - then changes because of shaving ... actual is 1.5 x 3.5 - for this class know 2x4 - 1x3 - 4x4... within that range






18. Six steps to hang a light (fresnel or ellipsoidals)






19. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






20. Area above the stage where scenery - drops - and lights are hung when not in use






21. One who works in the theatre as a resource for the history of plays and dramatic literature. They research - study - write - and often teach this material to others






22. Levels of intensity






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






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






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






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






27. The purchase (hand) line runs through the __________ so it can be secured in place.






28. Best friends with Sound Tech in that both work hand in hand - makes everything work (elec) - wires - hangs - plugs & focuses according to Lighting Designer






29. Stage weights that remain on arbor when there are no scenery or lights attached






30. Underneath the stage where things are stored (like ERS' or Fresnels and seats)






31. Most commonly used lighting instrument in the theatre that we focused






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






33. Painted set on the ground which the actors stand on






34. A hose connection for a fire hose






35. Made up of dimmers - map of plot






36. 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.






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






38. Stage weights that remain on arbor when there are no scenery or lights attached






39. Made of plastic or vinyl - can project lights and images from front or back of them.






40. Most commonly used lighting instrument in the theatre that we focused






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






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






43. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






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






45. A theater stage that extends out into the audience's part of a theater and has seats on three sides






46. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






47. What is anything downstage from the plaster line in a proscenium house?






48. Two instruments - same circuit






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






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