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theatre terms

theatre terms

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projection

increase vocal volume without screaming to reach back row (use diaphragm)

articulation

using your lips,tongue,and teeth for clear pronucation

3 actor tools used to create a character

body, imagination, and voice (or mind)

blocking

actors movement on stage

monologue

one actor speaking for an extended amount of time

dialogue

conversation between 2 or more characters

script

a story written by a playwright divided into acts which are further divided into scenes

intermission

pause between acts

straight show

non-musical

actor

a person portraying a character

actress

female actor

backstory

past life of a character

proscenium arch stage

a wall that makes a frame around the stage (picture frame)

4th wall

invisible space between the audience from the acting (only in proscenium arch stages)

apron

stage extension between proscenium arch and the end of the stage

orchestra pit

the area below the apron where musicians play

lip

front edge of a proscenium arch stage

house

where the audience sits

acting space/ desk

open area that only the audience can actually see

backstage/wings

anything behind the curtainline

legs

narrow curtains that block the audience from backstage

traveler

curtain that closes to the middle of the stage

main/grand curtain

first curtain

mask

to block something from the audience

upstage

moving away from the house

downstage

towards house

cycleorama

stretched across back. used to set mood by allowing light to be 'painted''

teasers

to mask stuff up in the ceiling (short curtain)

battens

metal pipes that hold the electrics and curtains

pitch

how high or how low (voice)

monotone

same or constant pitch

protaganist

main character

antaganist

force acting against protagonist

hero

the person who saves someone

heroine

female hero

exposistion

where you find out the setting, time, or brief intro

introduction

author tells about the characters and connections

rising action

things or events leading to the climax

climax

turning point in the story

falling action

things that happen after the climax

resoultion

the conclusion

breaking the 4th wall

blocking going out beyond the invisible 4th wall

box set

set used for straight plays

representation

set used for musicals and childrens plays