THEA 200 Exam 2

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theatre appre ciation


 
  
Created Mar 30, 2010
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Silhouette
 
Shape/outline, can be used in terms of costume, light, props, etc.
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Table work
 
1st couple of rehearsals where the actors, director, and designers talk about the expectations,...
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Read-through
 
a part of the table work; a read through of the script in character
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Design
 
the creation of forms; "By Design" means the design must be purposeful, even when it is designed...
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Technical Director
 
sees that everything gets built and put together properly and complies with the conventions...
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Set Designer
 

scene designer.

-defines the space

-works with the budget provided

-helps...

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Wagon
 
anything on the stage with wheels
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Revolve/turntable
 
special piece built into the stage to be able to rotate the floor; used to switch backgrounds...
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Ground Plan
 
Bird's eye view; created with motion in mind
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Gel
 
a sheet of plastic, kind of like celophane, that is put over a light to change colors
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Gobo
 
a cutout that is inserted into a light to cast specific shadows
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Light plot
 
drawing that shows where all the lights will go
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Fourth wall
 
imaginary barrier between stage/actors and the front of house/audience
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Dramaturg
 
person whose job is to research the background of the play, setting, plot, or culture
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stage manager
 
coordinates all technical aspects of the production, runs rehearsals, and cues lights and sound
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Front of house
 
auditorium where audience sits
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mass
 
physical form of an object; can refer to actors, clothing, etc. (design term)
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Composition
 
putting together an image; lots of things coming together to tell one story (design term)
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Model
 
3D rendering of stage design
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Rendering
 
sketch/drawing of sets, costumes, props, etc.
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Set Dressing
 
putting together the elements of the set (background, props, lights, etc.)
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cues
 
prearranged changes for lights or sounds
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Master electrician
 
person in charge of making sure lights work and hangs them up
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Scrim
 
thin, open-weave fabric which is nearly transparent when lit from behind and opaque when lit...
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Production concept
 
the central idea in which all designers are working around
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Aeschylus
 

first important Greek/western dramatist

 

-added the 2nd actor...

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Sophocles
 

second Greek dramatist

 

-built on the dramatic form of Aeschylus

-raised...

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Euripides
 

third Greek dramatist

 

-more of a rebel, most modern dramatist

-introduced...

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Aristophanes
 
author of the only surviving 'Old comedies' of ancient Greece;  satirized prominent figures
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Cyclorama
 
piece of fabric used to shine lights on; ALWAYS in the back of the stage
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Functions of the Greek Chorus
 
told the audience about the setting, was very loud, created the mood, and modeled the perfect...
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Conventions of Greek Theatre
 

-just male actors

-actors wore masks

-religious ceremonies for ALL people...

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Reasons for Greek Theatre
 
they were performed to honor the Greek god, Dionysus, and were to be viewed by all
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Dionysus
 
Greek god honored by Greek theatre
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City Dionysia/ Dionysian Festival
 
annual spring festival in Athens honoring Dionysus, incorporated tragic drama and comedy. ...
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Satyr plays
 
one of the 3 types of classical Greek drama, usually a ribald takeoff on Greek mythology and...
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Dithyramb
 
song and dance parties/orgies honoring Dionysus
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Tragoidia
 
root of the word "tragedy", means "goat song" because they used to sacrifice goats for Dionysus
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Thespis
 
First Greek actor; stepped out of the chorus and added acting to the Dithyramb
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Ekkyklema
 

a cart used in Greek theatre to wheel stuff on stage, such as dead bodies

 

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Mechena
 
big crane in Greek theatre used to "fly" people in
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Deus ex Machina
 
means "too contrived or artificial", translated as "God of the machine"
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Parados
 
the scene in which the chorus enters; also the entranceway for the chorus in Greek theatre
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Theatron
 
where the audience sat in Greek theatre; means "seeing place"
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Orchestra
 
a circular playing space in ancient Greek theatres; in modern times, the ground-floor seating...
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Periaktoi
 
pieces of scenery for Greeks that spin to change to different scenes
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Skene
 
back stage house in Greek Theatre; building with a facade and columns
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Hamartia
 
linked to the tragic flaw in Greek theatre; an archery term meaning "to miss the mark"
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"building" costumes
 
to create a costume from scratch in a costume shop
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Costume designer
 
the person responsible for the appearance of each performer onstage
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Line
 

DEFINES form

-straight, curved, spiral, etc.

-real vs. suggested

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Texture
 

TACTILE ASPECT of form

-scale from rough to smooth

-light reveals texture...

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Color
 

MODIFIES form

-changes dimension

-generates optical motion

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Costume Designer's Objectives
 

-helps establish tone and style

-indicates historical period and location

-indicates...

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Lighting Designer's Objectives
 

-Provide visibility

-help establish time and place

-help create mood

-reinforce...

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Elements of Stage Lighting
 

-Intensity

-color

-direction

-form

-movement

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Sound designer
 
person responsible for arranging and orchestrating all aural (sound) effects
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Fade
 
lights dim slowly, changing the scene from brighter to darker
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Cross-fade
 
one set of lights comes down while another comes up
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Blackout
 
all the lights are shut off at once
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Raked Stage
 
when the stage of the theatre is slanted
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Role of the Director
 

-casts the play

-works with all the designers

-makes sure the play is unified

-works...

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Broadway House
 
1 of the 30 professional theatres in NYC with 500 seats or more
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Off-Broadway
 
Between 100 and 499 seats
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Off-off-Broadway
 
fewer than 100 seats
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Lighting Designer
 
knows which elements or qualities of light will achieve the objectives of the play
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Willing Suspension of Disbelief
 
audience puts aside all literal and practical considerations in order to enter into the world...
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Given Circumstances
 
the specific aspects of the situation and setting of the play
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Stage Picture
 
visual composition; how the entire scene will appear to the audience
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Technical Rehearsal
 
rehearsal at which all the design and technical elements are brought together
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Dress Rehearsal
 
rehearsal in which a play is performed as it will be for the public, including all the scenery,...
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Run Through
 
rehearsal in which the cast goes through the entire text of the play in the order that it will...
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Previews
 
special viewing of the play before the opening night
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Producer
 
the person responsible for the business side of a production, including raising the necessary...
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Property or Props
 
"prop" comes from the word "property"; referst to any object that will be used onstage but...
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Trap door
 
hole in the stage that is hidden and used for quick exits by actors
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Choregus
 
the equivalent of a modern day producer from classical Greek theatre

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