THE STUDY GUIDE EXAM 1
THE STUDY GUIDE EXAM 1 THE 100
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Theatre Study Guide Chapters De nitions Theatre Proscenium Arena Thrust Stage Black Box Fourth Wall Front of House Rake Orchestra Box Stage house Platform stage Corral Symbol Metaphor Simile Realism Naturalism Nonrealism Drama Vom Flyloft Ampli cation Identify the types of Theatre Spaces 1 Most familiar creates a fourth wall CROSS OVER UPSTAGE l l OFF 011 RIGHT RIGHT ACTING PLAYING AREA LEFT LEFT WNGS WTNGS DOWNSTAGE APRON HOUSE LEFT HOUSE AUDIENCE HOUSE RIGHT STAGE STAGE l STAG aum m a amalgam L a l gamma h l 2 Audience on three sides historically most widely used Backstage Area AUEEIEHEE fl 9 X Tl Ef al l l 39 ETEEE lLli l EiHEE ET 6 LiE IEMEE X f Questions 1 Explain a mutifocus environment 2 List 4 nonrealistic elements 3 What are the ground rules of theatre 4 Describe the dramatic structure of a play 5 What is the difference between obstacles and complications 6 What is the purpose of scenery in threatre 7 List realistic and non realistic scenery examples 8 What are the elements of design 9 What do costumes show about a character 10 What are the related elements in costuming 11 What resources do costume designers have 12 List the historical lighting methods 13 Describe why lighting is important 14 What are properties of lighting 15 What is the difference between sound reproduction and sound reinforcement Solutions De nitions Theatre connection between actors and audience event that has fundamental relationship between actors and audience Orchestra main oor seating Fly loft counterweight system that allows for elaborate scenery to be moved Fourth wall distinctiondisconnect between audience and actors imagine you are looking at the action through an invisible wall Auditorium house audience seating Vom tunnel at bottom of seating Arena stage entirely surrounded by the audience aka circle theatre theatreintheround Thrust stage space that thrust into the audience space a stage surrounded on three sides by audience seating Black box space that is open exible and adaptable usually without xed seating stage and audience can be rearranged to suit the individual requirements of a given production economical and experimental Proscenium arch or frame surrounding the stage opening in a box or picture stage Orchestra 1 ltAmericagt ground oor seating in an auditorium 2 ltAncient Greekgt circular playing space Box small private compartment for a group of spectators built into the walls of a traditional proscenium theatre Stage house stage oor and the space around it to the side walls as well as the space above it up to the grid Platform stage elevated stage with no proscenium aka trestle stage Wagon stage low mounted platform on wheels or casters by means of which scenery is moved onoff stage Corral Theatre building of the Spanish golden age located in courtyard between attached buildings Symbol a sign token or emblem that represents something else Metaphore stating that one thing is another to describe its meaning Simile stating that something is like another Naturalism saw dust realism exactly as it occurs everyday quotslice of life Dramaquot Realistic theatre setting that resemble the real life counterpart Nonrealistic theatre uses images and symbols to evoke meaning and spatial ideas Ampli cation manipulating the level of reproduced sound 1 proscenium 2 thrust 3 arena 4 black box Questions 1 Explain a multifocus environment a More than one playing area b Simultaneous events c Often joined with multimedia theatre d You select what you will observe 2 List 4 nonrealistic elements a Poetry not prose b Ghost aiens c Abstract design elements d Dreams and symbols 3 What are the ground rules of theatre a Limited space b Limited time c Strongly opposed forces d Balance of forces e Incentive and motivation 4 Describe the dramatic structure of a play a Story full account of events b Plot a selection and arrangement of scenes taken or presented on stage Characters Order of events Point of view genre 5 What is the difference between obstacles and complications a Obstacles sma difficulties which can be solved technological b Complications natural unpredictable events 6 What is the purpose of scenery in theatre a Visual and aura elements of design provide time place and mood 7 List realistic and nonrealistic scenery examples a Realistic sofa table lamp b Nonrealistic abstract concepts such as sun in stain glass 8 What are the elements of design Line Mass and composition Texture Color Rhythm Movement 9 What do costumes show about a character a Position and status b Sex rhme wmeom 10 11 12 13 14 15 rhme on cm 0 DP00quot hrD goom DP00quot Occupation Relative amboyance or modesty Degree of independence or regimentation Occasion of dress What are the related elements in costuming Make up Wigs Hair styles Mask Special effects blood and such What resources do costume designers have Line shape silhouette Color Fabric accessories List the historical lighting methods Sun torches oil lamps gas light electric light bulb Describe why lighting is important Visibility Reveal shapes and forms Provide a focus onstage and create visual composition Help to establish time and place Establish a rhythm of visual movement Reinforce a central visual image What are properties of lighting lntensity relative brightness Color Distributiondirection Form movement What is the difference between sound reproduction and sound reinforcement a b Reproduction is use of sounds called for or motivated by the script such as environmental sounds Sound reinforcement is application such as microphones and loudspeakers
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