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background image Theatre Class Monday 22 nd  January 2018 Proscenium Arch  - Also know the a picture frame­ audience is one of side of the arch e.g.
opera 
- Most familiar type of stage  - The frame is usually a rectangle which frames the stage itself  - All seats face the same direction - The auditorium is called front of house - The stage is serval feet off the floor - Area in front of the stage is the orchestra pit  - Sometimes theatre boxes are alongside the auditorium  Arena Stage (Sports) - Arenas are also known as circle theatre or theatre­in­the­round - Arrangement made a comeback in aftermath of WWII - More economical  - Simpler scenery – cannot have anything blocking the view of the customers  - Seats surrounding the stage - There is more intimacy with the audience  - Circular formation – invites people in the space  - Decline in Arena Stages o Lack of adaptability o Impossible to have any elaborate sets or scenery  o You can be seen entering before their scene which can be distracting. 
background image Thrust Stage - Thrust falls between the proscenium arch and arena spaces - Originally designed around a central altar.  - Greek Theatre  - Behind the stage is the stage house where actors enter and exit. - Close the audience sense of intimacy and also staged to have a focal point.  - Audience on three sides. The fourth side is the background.  Wagon Stage - Used in the middle ages  - A portable stage which can be set up anywhere   

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School: University of Houston
Department: Theatre
Course: Introduction to Theatre
Professor: John Egging
Term: Spring 2015
Tags: THEA, THEA1331, and UH
Name: THEA 1331- Week 1&2 Notes
Description: Notes for Week 1 and 2
Uploaded: 02/02/2018
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