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Stagecraft Basics

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Levels of intensity






2. Orchestra pit where the band plays






3. (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






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






5. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






13. Grainer






14. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






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






16. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






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






18. Grainer






19. Pressure






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






21. Metal connectors that holds the fire curtain in the air






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






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






24. Makes shoes






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






26. 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






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






28. Fire curtain used to be called this






29. What type of stage is Zellerbach playhouse?






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






38. Made of channels - A visual or aural signal that indicates the beginning of an action - line of dialogue - or piece of music






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






40. Made up of dimmers - map of plot






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






42. Two instruments - same circuit






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






44. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






45. 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






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






47. First rules of safety in theater






48. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






49. Makes shoes






50. First rules of safety in theater