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Stagecraft Basics

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Lighting instrument whose name refers to the etched or contoured glass lens






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






3. 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






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






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






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






7. Levels of intensity






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






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






10. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






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






12. Grainer






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






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






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






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






17. Final artistic choices go to






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






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






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






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






22. Orchestra pit where the band plays






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






24. Orchestra pit where the band plays






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






26. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






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






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






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






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






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






32. What type of stage is Zellerbach playhouse?






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






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






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






36. Fire curtain used to be called this






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






38. Everything filters through from Artistic Team - knows budget of time - labor - and money; keeps everyone in communication - conductor/diplomat






39. Pressure






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






41. Loft blocks in Zellerbach Playhouse are __________ for easier access and movement






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






43. 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.






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






45. Levels of intensity






46. The part of the stage closest to the audience






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






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






49. (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






50. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)