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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. Everything hands on - the person who figures out how the set will be built and then oversees construction - works closest with Scenic Director






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






3. (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






4. Hanging cloth used as a blind - especially for a window






5. Levels of intensity






6. What type of stage is Zellerbach playhouse?






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






8. Fire curtain used to be called this






9. Flat view of area from a direction (north - south - east - west and in between)






10. 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






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






12. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






13. Orchestra pit where the band plays






14. 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






15. Makes shoes






16. Directions from the actor's point of view






17. Orchestra pit where the band plays






18. Made of channels - A visual or aural signal that indicates the beginning of an action - line of dialogue - or piece of music






19. Helps to protect the audience from fires that happen on stage - comes in fast and helps to conceal the fire in one place






20. (Seating) entering & exiting at extreme ends; Zellerbach Playhouse is like this






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






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






23. Also known as legs - flats or curtains at the extreme right and left of stage






24. A metal cutout that is placed in front of the lens of a lighting instrument to create different shadowed images on stage






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






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






27. 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






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






29. Makes shoes






30. Scenery that represents three-dimensional space on a flat surface






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






32. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






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






34. A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects






35. Figures out place - theme of season and has final say






36. Corridor or hallway to make quick passage way from one side to another - behind stage






37. Someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show






38. A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects






39. A curtain that travels up and down inside a guide; fire curtain track






40. Connection between pipe batten and lift lines - before trim chain.






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






42. Directions from the actor's point of view






43. Also known as teasers - hung over head of the stage main use is to mask any equpiment usually fixtures you dont want audience to see






44. Also called the main drape - the grand curtain - or the main rag; the one that has to open for the show to start






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






46. Lighting position: anti-pro - or anti-proscenium






47. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






48. 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






49. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






50. Pressure