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






2. A curtain that travels up and down inside a guide; fire curtain track






3. Front part or area of the stage extending past the main act curtain; also called lip






4. Hanging cloth used as a blind - especially for a window






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






6. Fire curtain used to be called this






7. A narrow - elevated walkway above the stage or the house or stage where crew members might access lights or flown scenery






8. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






9. Plug in wall






10. Final artistic choices go to






11. Metal connectors that holds the fire curtain in the air






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






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






14. Type of performance space that is small - created out of a room - painted all black; the scenery can be arranged in any way inside the box






15. Any incline of audience or stage.






16. A stage area out of sight of the audience






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






18. What kind of pipe batten does Zellerbach use/order?






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






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






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






22. Made up of dimmers - map of plot






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






24. What type of stage is Zellerbach playhouse?






25. Plug in wall






26. Grainer






27. Correct order of a 5 line system pipe






28. A performance space in which the audience sits in front of the stage and views as if through a picture frame






29. A performance space in which the audience sits in front of the stage and views as if through a picture frame






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






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






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






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






34. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






35. A passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre - through which crowds can 'spew out' at the end of a performance.






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






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






38. Set that's on the ground to stand on; painted






39. Also known as teasers - hung over head of the stage main use is to mask any equpiment usually fixtures you dont want audience to see






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






41. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






42. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






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






44. The person in charge backstage; he or she helps the director during rehearsals and then takes charge backstage when the play is performed - also has to deal with performer's behavior






45. Correct order of a 5 line system pipe






46. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






47. Connection between pipe batten and lift lines - before trim chain.






48. A curtain that travels up and down inside a guide; fire curtain track






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






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