Theatre Terms: Week #5

Dramatics - Mr. Dawursk

 

Quick Study:

One who can memorize a part rapidly.

Raked House:

Slanted floor, allowing each row of the audience to see over the heads of those in front.

Ramp:

Sloping platform.

Right:

Stage front to actor's right as he faces the audience.

Ring Down:

Command to lower curtain.

Ring Up:

Command to raise curtain.

Roundels:

Colored glass disc used in footlights and border strips.

Royalty:

Money paid to an author for permission to stage his play.

Run:

Length of stage engagement.

Run Through:

Rehearse scene without interruption.

Scoop:

A floodlight with an ellipsoidal reflector can be hung from battens.

Scrim:

Loose weave curtain on battens used for "visions,""flashbacks," etc… Opaque when lighted from the front; transparent when lighted from the back.

Script:

Printed or typewritten copy of the play.

Set:

[1.] Scenery; [2.] Establish definite movement and lines.

Set Price:

Three dimensional scenery piece which stands by itself such as a practical rock.

Share:

To assume a position of equal dramatic importance with another actor.

Shift:

Change scenery.

Soliloquy:

Long speech given by a character when he is alone on stage to show his thoughts or to explain the plot; used frequently by Shakespeare.

Spill:

Light leakage from stage lights.

Spotlight:

Lights with beams that can be focused and that are used for specific illumination.