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1

How many kinds of stages are there?

3 ( proscenium, thrust, and arena)

2

Define proscenium stage

A four-sided stage built like a box with one side cut away, enabling the audience to view the play as if it were a picture frame

3

Define grand drape

The curtain

4

Define apron

The part of a proscenium stage where the stage extends out into the audience

5

Define arena stage

A stage where the audience sits all around the stage, also known as "theatre-in-the-round"

6

Define thrust stage

A stage where the audience sits on 3 sides of the stage, it extends into the seating area

7

Define flexible staging

Any stage not classified as the 3 main stage types

8

Define acting areas

None to fifteen divisions of the stage floor, used by directors when moving actors or placing furniture or scenery

9

Define blocking

Planning and working out the movements and stage grouping off a play

10

What are the 2 ways to divid the an arena stage?

A map or clock

11

Why do lays use counter cross?

To help characters leave the stage without bumping into other characters