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Stagecraft Basics

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. Painted boards that the scenic designer uses to communicate with the scenic artist






2. Metal connectors that holds the fire curtain in the air






3. Six steps to hang a light (fresnel or ellipsoidals)






4. Reinforcers that joints in wood and metal - anything that connects (Keystone - corner block - anything that bridges two pieces together )






5. Made of plastic or vinyl - can project lights and images from front or back of them.






6. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






7. Steel framework that runs above the stage that is used to support the rigging system






8. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






9. Reinforcers that joints in wood and metal - anything that connects (Keystone - corner block - anything that bridges two pieces together )






10. Creates a visual home for the play on stage - setting (color)






11. (sizes of wood) 2 x 4 (nominal) > first milled - then changes because of shaving ... actual is 1.5 x 3.5 - for this class know 2x4 - 1x3 - 4x4... within that range






12. Grainer






13. A passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre - through which crowds can 'spew out' at the end of a performance.






14. Type of performance space that is small - created out of a room - painted all black; the scenery can be arranged in any way inside the box






15. Stage weights that remain on arbor when there are no scenery or lights attached






16. Imaginary line from one side of the proscenium opening tot he other - divides apron from the stage floor.






17. A system of rigging and ropes that is used to raise and lower scenery within on stage - operated by hand or mechanically from backstage.






18. A curtain or drop made of gauze-like fabric; when lighted from the front - it is opaque - but is transparent if lighted from the back; a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater






19. Space above the stage - Space above the stage where scenery may be lifted out of sight by means of ropes and pulleys






20. A stage area out of sight of the audience






21. Mounted to the gridiron or support steel that supports and changes the direction of a lift line rope between the load and the head block






22. One who works in the theatre as a resource for the history of plays and dramatic literature. They research - study - write - and often teach this material to others






23. The person in charge backstage; he or she helps the director during rehearsals and then takes charge backstage when the play is performed - also has to deal with performer's behavior






24. In the theatre - the person who decides where the lighting instruments should go - how they should be colored - and which ones should be on at any particular time






25. Everything filters through from Artistic Team - knows budget of time - labor - and money; keeps everyone in communication - conductor/diplomat






26. A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies






27. What is anything downstage from the plaster line in a proscenium house?






28. Grainer






29. Plug in wall






30. A platform where pig irons are loaded onto or off of arbors






31. A platform where pig irons are loaded onto or off of arbors






32. Metal connectors that holds the fire curtain in the air






33. Flat view of area if cut or sliced - like a dissection and see inner workings of multiple levels






34. First rules of safety in theater






35. To use a fire extinguish (acronym)






36. Teeth per inch (razors/blades) - fewer for softer wood - more cuts through metal (unforgiving)






37. Fire curtain used to be called this






38. What is anything downstage from the plaster line in a proscenium house?






39. Best friends with Sound Tech in that both work hand in hand - makes everything work (elec) - wires - hangs - plugs & focuses according to Lighting Designer






40. First rules of safety in theater






41. An imaginary line running from the front to the back of the stage through the exact center of the proscenium arch






42. Teeth per inch (razors/blades) - fewer for softer wood - more cuts through metal (unforgiving)






43. An imaginary line running from the front to the back of the stage through the exact center of the proscenium arch






44. Main wheel at the top of the counterweight arbor system






45. Pressure






46. (Framing) - Rails (shorter) always caps a style (long)






47. (Walls) - Flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background






48. A theater stage that extends out into the audience's part of a theater and has seats on three sides






49. Most commonly used lighting instrument in the theatre that we focused






50. Stage weights that remain on arbor when there are no scenery or lights attached