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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. Levels of intensity






2. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






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






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






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






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






7. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






8. 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






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






10. 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.






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






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






13. Makes shoes






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






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






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






17. Flat view of area from a direction (north - south - east - west and in between)






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






19. (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






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






21. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






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






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






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






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






26. 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






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






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






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






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






31. A hose connection for a fire hose






32. Pressure






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






34. Any incline of audience or stage.






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






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






37. 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






38. Creates a visual home for the play on stage - setting (color)






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






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






41. 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






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






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






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






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






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






47. Any incline of audience or stage.






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






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






50. Grainer