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Proscenium theater

Large arch opening
Stage separated from audience
Most formal and least intimate
Curtains

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Thrust proscenium theatre

The stage has an outcropping that is surrounded by seats
Allows 3/4 views of actors
Greater sense of intimacy

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Arena Theatre

Also known as theatre in the round
The seating surrounds the stage
Action can be seen from all angles
Does not use walls or elaborate seating

4

Drafted plan view

The best way to see what each type of theatre offers
Most important are floor plan and section plan
Drawn to specific scales

5

Most common scales

1/4"=1'
1/2"=1'

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Floor plan

View of the theatre as if you were looking directly down at the floor of a theatre from above

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Section view

View of the theatre as if you split the theatre in half and are looking at it from the side.
Symmetrical only needs one
Asymmetrical requires one for each half

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What is shown on a floor plan

Exits, storage areas, line sets, battens, curtains, and any other useful information

9

Black box theatre

Most economical and flexible
Simply a large room where the audience and stage are part of each other
Most intimate because audience is part of the show

10

Jargon

A specific vocabulary used only in a specific field in communication

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House

Where the audience sits

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On stage

The area of the theatre where performance are conducted

13

The booth

Also called the lighting booth or technical booth
Area facing stage used by the lighting crew, sound crew, and stage manager conduct the technical workings of the production

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Wings

Area to the right and left of the stage floor not visible to the audience

15

Traps

Trapdoors built into most stage floors to allow access to trap room

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Trap room

Area below stage floor

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Backstage

Area off stage used by the crews and actors
Not visible to the audience

18

Fly loft

Area built directly over on stage . Used to "fly" scenery, curtains, and lights in and out

19

Deck

The floor on which the players perform
Used most commonly by lighting and paint shop crews

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Stage floor

The floor of the stage
Used by technical director and crew

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Blocking

The planned movement of an actor around the stage

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Blocking instructions

The instructions on moving across the stage given to the actor by the director over the course of the rehearsal period

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Upstage

Away from the audience

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Downstage

Towards the audience

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Raked

A sloped floor

26

Common 9 square grid

Left and right are from the actor's POV
Up right Up center Up left
Right Center Left
Down right Down center Down left

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Dance reference

A scale (numbered or lettered) added to the fore stage for reference so the dance numbers are more precise.
Scale is usually 18" to 24" for the reference points

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Arena/theatre in the round navigation

Uses navigation in terms of a clock face
Twelve o'clock always faces the light booth
Still uses up stage in the center
Down stage is the edge