Flashcards in Stages Deck (11):
How many kinds of stages are there?
3 ( proscenium, thrust, and arena)
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
Define grand drape
The part of a proscenium stage where the stage extends out into the audience
Define arena stage
A stage where the audience sits all around the stage, also known as "theatre-in-the-round"
Define thrust stage
A stage where the audience sits on 3 sides of the stage, it extends into the seating area
Define flexible staging
Any stage not classified as the 3 main stage types
Define acting areas
None to fifteen divisions of the stage floor, used by directors when moving actors or placing furniture or scenery
Planning and working out the movements and stage grouping off a play
What are the 2 ways to divid the an arena stage?
A map or clock