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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. 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






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






3. Detailed bits of action such as knitting - setting the table - etc. as distinguished from broad stage movement






4. Directors planned movement for the characters






5. Center attention on OR center light beam on






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






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






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






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






10. Usually canvas covered wooden frame used for scenery






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






19. Lights without lenses used for blending and toning






20. Deleten OR a command to stop action and dialogue






21. Painted curtain without folds - hung from battens






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






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






25. All the stage lights going off simultaneously






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






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






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






29. Scenery OR establish definite movements and lines






30. Length of stage engagement for a performance






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






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






33. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






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






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






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






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






38. To cover something from audience view






39. Throw focus on the important character in a scene






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






41. To play toward the audience






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






43. Change scenery






44. 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






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






46. Area behind scenery not visible to the audience






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






48. Imaginary wall between stage and audience






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






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