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Actors Workshop Vocab

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. Last words or action of one actor that immediately precede another actor's speech OR a signal for light changes - curtains - etc.






2. Money paid to the author for permission to stage his/her play






3. A floodlight with an ellipsoidal reflector - can be hung from battens






4. Auditions for parts in a play






5. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






6. Lights with beams that can be focused and that are used for specific illumination






7. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






8. Slanted floor - allowing each row of the audience to see over the heads of those in front






9. Spot light with a fresnel lens that throws an efficient and soft beam...Jung from the teaser batten to light upstage areas






10. Increase voice or actions so they will carry to the audience






11. Rehearse scene without interruption






12. Auditioning with a script that you have not had the opportunity to read before the audition






13. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






14. All the stage lights going off simultaneously






15. Evaluations and suggestions






16. Properties carried on stage by the actors during the play






17. Main character with whom the audience's empathy lies






18. Loose weave curtain on battens used for 'visions' and 'flashbacks' etc opaque when lit from the front and transparent when lit from the back






19. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






20. Seating in the auditorium






21. Last words or action of one actor that immediately precede another actor's speech OR a signal for light changes - curtains - etc.






22. Main character that opposes the protagonist






23. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






24. Auditioning with a script that you have not had the opportunity to read before the audition






25. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






26. Actor Who is able to play a given role in an emergency






27. Auditions for parts in a play






28. Set furnishings - including furniture - pictures - ornaments - drapes etc






29. Bodily movement and expression without dialogue






30. Basic idea of the play that gives unity to all elements






31. Take down set and props after the show's final performance






32. Words spoken by a character to the audience. The other character supposedly don't hear the speech






33. Deleten OR a command to stop action and dialogue






34. To hide an unplanned instance on stage from the audience






35. Warning for actors to assume their position on stage for the beginning of the scene






36. Transparent colored medium used in front of stage lights






37. Auditorium lights used before and after the play and during intermission






38. Take down set and props after the show's final performance






39. Contains script - blocking notations - warnings -crew charts - and other information necessary for producing the play






40. Change scenery






41. To quickly begin a speech without allowing a pause between the first words of the speech and the cue.






42. Evaluations and suggestions






43. When the actor loses concentration while performing and is not in character






44. Center attention on OR center light beam on






45. White lights used solely for rehearsal. in some theaters the strip lights are used in place of the work lights






46. To capture audience attention legitimate as opposed to gove or share






47. Auditorium lights used before and after the play and during intermission






48. Imaginary wall between stage and audience






49. Bodily movement and expression without dialogue






50. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience