Theatre Terms: Week #2

Dramatics - Mr. Dawursk

 

Conflict:

Dramatic opposition of the protagonist with society, with his fellowman, or with himself.

Control Board:

Switchboard for stage lights.

Countercross:

A small movement in the opposite direction to the cross made by another actor.

Cover:

To hide an actor, property, or some business from the audience view whether intentionally or not.

Crepe Hair:

Material used for making beards and mustaches,

Critique:

Evaluation and suggestions

Cross:

An actor's move from one part of the stage to                                                             another.

Cue:

[1.] Last words or actions of one actor that immediately precede another actor's speech. [2.] Signal for light changes, curtains, etc.

Cut:

[1.] Delete; [2.] A command to stop action and dialogue.

Cyc Or Cyclorama:

Sky drop that surrounds the back of the stage.

Dimmers:

Unit to control intensity of lights.

Dim Out:

Gradually decrease light

Dim Up:

Gradually increase light

Dock:

Area for scenery storage, often under the stage.

Downstage:

Area closest to the audience.

Drapes:

Large curtains hung in folds from battens on sides and back of acting area. They provide a neutral background.

Dress The Stage:

Keep the stage picture balanced.

Exit:

Direction for an actor to leave the stage. Opposite "enter".

Flat:

Canvas covered wooden frame used for scenery.

Flexible Theatre:

Seats can be arranged for proscenium, area, or horseshoes staging.