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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. Directions from the actor's point of view






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






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






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






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






6. Final artistic choices go to






7. (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






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






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






10. First rules of safety in theater






11. 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






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






13. Levels of intensity






14. Any arangment of cloth or other material that curves around the rear of the stage and partiall down the sides usually neutral in color it is often lighted to represent the sky or used as a projection surface






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






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






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






18. Everything hands on - the person who figures out how the set will be built and then oversees construction - works closest with Scenic Director






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






20. 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.






21. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






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






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






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






25. A hose connection for a fire hose






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






27. Everything hands on - the person who figures out how the set will be built and then oversees construction - works closest with Scenic Director






28. Also known as legs - flats or curtains at the extreme right and left of stage






29. Pressure






30. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






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






32. The side areas of the stage - out of view of the audience; the area where the actors wait for their entrances






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






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






35. 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






36. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






37. Directions from the actor's point of view






38. A curtain or drop made of gauze-like fabric; when lighted from the front - it is opaque - but is transparent if lighted from the back; a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater






39. A curtain or drop made of gauze-like fabric; when lighted from the front - it is opaque - but is transparent if lighted from the back; a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater






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






41. An imaginary line running from the front to the back of the stage through the exact center of the proscenium arch






42. Flat view - floor plan of the stage and set (used to scale) - view of area if room came off






43. Levels of intensity






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






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






46. Plug in wall






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






48. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






49. 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






50. Main wheel at the top of the counterweight arbor system