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






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






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






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






5. The part of the stage closest to the audience






6. 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






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






8. 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.






9. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






10. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






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






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






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






14. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






15. Correct order of a 5 line system pipe






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






17. Pressure






18. First rules of safety in theater






19. 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






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






21. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






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






23. The person who finds the financial investors - hires the director and production staff - sets the budget - and pays the bills for a theatrical production






24. Two instruments - same circuit






25. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






26. Directions from the actor's point of view






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






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






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






30. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






31. Hire and fire Managing Director and Artistic Director - these are patrons w/ money & connections - in the upper echelons of authority and want to help theater but doesn't necessarily know how






32. Plug in wall






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






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






35. Made up of dimmers - map of plot






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






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






38. 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






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






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






41. Any incline of audience or stage.






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






43. Helps to protect the audience from fires that happen on stage - comes in fast and helps to conceal the fire in one place






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






45. First rule of any work done in theatre space or shop






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






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






48. Orchestra pit where the band plays






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






50. Hire and fire Managing Director and Artistic Director - these are patrons w/ money & connections - in the upper echelons of authority and want to help theater but doesn't necessarily know how