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






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






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






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






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






6. A hose connection for a fire hose






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






16. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






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






18. Makes shoes






19. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






20. A performance space in which the audience sits all around the stage; sometimes called in-the-round






21. Fire curtain used to be called this






22. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






23. Any incline of audience or stage.






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






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






26. 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






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






28. What type of stage is Zellerbach playhouse?






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






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






31. Grainer






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






33. A performance space in which the audience sits all around the stage; sometimes called in-the-round






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






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






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






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






38. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






45. (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






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






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






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






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






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