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Stagecraft Basics

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Most commonly used lighting instrument in the theatre that we focused






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






3. 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






4. What kind of pipe batten does Zellerbach use/order?






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






6. 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






7. Flat view - floor plan of the stage and set (used to scale) - view of area if room came off






8. Final artistic choices go to






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






10. 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






11. The part of the stage closest to the audience






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






13. Two instruments - same circuit






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






15. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






16. Large portables pieces of the stage setting






17. 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






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






19. Flat view - floor plan of the stage and set (used to scale) - view of area if room came off






20. Two instruments - same circuit






21. Final artistic choices go to






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






23. 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.






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






25. Makes shoes






26. Designer that usually determines the color of the show






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






29. Concierge - takes care of everyone - handles contracts






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






31. 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.






32. Pressure






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






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






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






36. Directions from the actor's point of view






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






38. First rule of any work done in theatre space or shop






39. One that makes - trims - designs hats; also sometimes handles accessories






40. Grainer






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






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






43. 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






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






45. A performance space in which the audience sits all around the stage; sometimes called in-the-round






46. A hose connection for a fire hose






47. 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.






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






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






50. Front part or area of the stage extending past the main act curtain; also called lip