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






2. 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






3. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






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






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






6. First rules of safety in theater






7. The side areas of the stage - out of view of the audience; the area where the actors wait for their entrances






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






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






10. Any arangment of cloth or other material that curves around the rear of the stage and partiall down the sides usually neutral in color it is often lighted to represent the sky or used as a projection surface






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






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






13. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






14. The area onstage furthest away from the audience






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






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






17. Painted set on the ground which the actors stand on






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






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






20. Most effective device for controlling a fire in the theatre - or any building






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






22. The person who finds the financial investors - hires the director and production staff - sets the budget - and pays the bills for a theatrical production






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






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






25. Orchestra pit where the band plays






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






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






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






29. Grainer






30. Set that's on the ground to stand on; painted






31. Final artistic choices go to






32. Loft blocks in Zellerbach Playhouse are __________ for easier access and movement






33. A hose connection for a fire hose






34. Loft blocks in Zellerbach Playhouse are __________ for easier access and movement






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






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






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






38. Makes shoes






39. Lighting instrument whose name refers to the etched or contoured glass lens






40. Directions from the actor's point of view






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






42. A lighting instrument characterized by hard-edged light with little diffusion; designed for long throws - it is manufactured with fixed and variable focal length lenses; the light beam is shaped with internally mounted shutters.






43. Anything and everything in lobby - downstage from proscenium






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






45. Scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen






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






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






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






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






50. 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