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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. Direction for an actor to leave the stage....opposite of :enter'






2. Rehearse scene without interruption






3. Seating in the auditorium






4. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






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






6. A sky drop that surrounds the back and sides of the stage






7. 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






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






9. Unit to control the intensity of lights






10. Casting witout regard to race or ethnicity of the characters or actors






11. Actor's lounge backstage






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






13. To play toward the audience






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






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






16. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






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






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






19. Waiting for the audiences laughter to stop before continuing dialogue






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






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






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






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






24. Directors planned movement for the characters






25. The director's technical liaison backstage during rehearsals and performances






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






27. Area between the stage and first row of seats






28. Taking audience attention away from the proper focal point






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






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






31. 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






32. Foundation color used for stage make up






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






34. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






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






36. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






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






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






39. Transparent colored medium used in front of stage lights






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






41. The director's technical liaison backstage during rehearsals and performances






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






43. A combination of the proscenium and arena stages - with the audience sitting on two or three sides of the acting area






44. The days and nights during the run of a show when a performance is not scheduled






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






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






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






48. Scenery OR establish definite movements and lines






49. Evaluations and suggestions






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