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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. Three dimensional scenery piece which stands by itself - such as a rock






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






3. Opening in the stage floor that permits the actors to enter from beneath the floor or to exit beneath it






4. To create dialogue or movement off the top of your head - without a script






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






6. Change scenery






7. And invitation to an actor to return for a second audition






8. Section of the stage floor between the footlights and the curtain






9. Long speech given by a character when they are alone on stage to show their thoughts or to explain the plot; used frequently by Shakespeare






10. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






11. Permanent framed opening through which the audience sees the play






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






13. Run through of all the technical aspects without the actors






14. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






15. Bodily movement and expression without dialogue






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






17. Overhead curtain to mask the first border of lights and to regulate the height of the proscenium opening






18. Center attention on OR center light beam on






19. To assume a position of equal dramatic importance with another actor






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






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






22. Movement of separate parts of the body - such as waving an arm or shrugging a shoulder






23. Taking audience attention away from the proper focal point






24. All the stage lights going off simultaneously






25. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






26. To have a specific reason for saying or doing something - to show character;s desires through voice and movement






27. Area between the stage and first row of seats






28. To exceed the tempo and pitch of the previous speech






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






30. Printed or typewritten copy of the play






31. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






32. Rehearse scene without interruption






33. Run through of all the technical aspects without the actors






34. To have a specific reason for saying or doing something - to show character;s desires through voice and movement






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






36. An actors move from one part of the stage to another






37. Keep the stage picture balanced OR decorations used to provide authenticity to the set and fill space






38. Three dimensional scenery piece which stands by itself - such as a rock






39. A rehearsal where actors run from one technical cue to the next - without dialogue in between. This is done for the technical crew






40. Section of the stage floor between the footlights and the curtain






41. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






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






43. Seats can be arranged for proscenium - arena - or thrust staging






44. Staging with the audience sitting on all sides of the playing area






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






46. Horizontal pipe suspended over the stage - from which scenery - lights - and curtains are hung






47. To give lines and movement at the exact - effective moment






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






49. To cover something from audience view






50. Indications to the director and actors about carious aspects of the play - including information on characters - how a play should proceed - how a play should look - and the mood or effects of a play