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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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1. Main character that opposes the protagonist






2. Imaginary wall between stage and audience






3. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






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






5. To play toward the audience






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






7. 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






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






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






10. Rehearse scene without interruption






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






12. Actor's lounge backstage






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






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






15. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






16. The clear and precise pronunciation of words






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






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






19. Foundation color used for stage make up






20. Bar to which rigging and ropes are tied






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






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






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






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






25. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






26. Directors planned movement for the characters






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






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






29. A small movement in the opposite direction to the cross made by another actor






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






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






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






33. Off stage to right and left of the acting area






34. Of or pertaining to the criticism of taste and the sense of the beautiful. Use of design principles and elements such as form - line - unity - variety and emphasis to create a pleasing work of art






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






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






37. 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






38. Taking audience attention away from the proper focal point






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






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






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






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






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






44. All the stage lights going off simultaneously






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






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






47. To play toward the audience while seemingly conversing with the others on stage






48. One who can memorize a part rapidly






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






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