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Theatre Vocabulary Flashcard Review

Review for theatre vocabulary test.

StageThe area where actors perform
AudiencePeople who watch a performance
PlayA story, told by actors, on a stage in front of an audience
MusicalA play where song and dance is combined with dialogue
DialogueConversation between characters
choreographyDances designed for theatrical productions
CueThe last word of an actors speech used to signal another actors line, lighting or sound effects
Stage DirectionsDirections in a script, usually appearing in parenthesis and italics that tell the actor where to move or how to interpret a line
PlotThe sequence of events in a play
ActorA person who performs
ProjectionControlling the voice's volume and quality so it can be heard clearly
PantomimeThe art of acting without words
MonologueA solo speech by a performer
BlockingPlanned movements for actors
ImprovisationActing without rehearsal
Proscenium Stage
Thrust Stage
Arena Stage
Play MakerExact translation of the word playwright
Cold ReadingAuditioning without knowing what is to be read.
HouseWhere the audience is seated.
RoleThe part an actor must play.
CharacterThe specific physical and emotional traits of the role.
Stage BusinessMovement to make characters more realistic such as reading a book.

Music & Theatre Teacher
West Lee Middle School
Sanford, NC

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