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movies
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theatre

Theatre Arts Vocabulary Word Search

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Facial Expression
Manipulation
Puppet
Commercial
Performance
Actor
Composer
Musical
Play
Stage
Projection
Articulation
Script
Conflict
Scenery
Setting
Producer
Director
Ensemble
Costume
Prop
Improvisation
Characterization
Pantomime

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acts
Ad lib
Audience
Audition
Backstage
Blocking
Cast
Character Profile
Costume
Covering
Crossing
Cue
Curtain Call
Dialogue
Gesture
Improvisation
Monologue
On Script
Pantomime
Prop
Run Through
Scenes
Script
Set
Setting
Stage
Synopsis
Tableau
Transition
Wings

Theatre Word Search

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Word Search
Description

hit
props
playbill
improv
scene
microphones
strike
scrim
script
flat
house
lip
offstage
onstage
cutting
understudy
scenery
curtain
spotlight
bard
cues
audience
stage
program
gate
set
dressing room
fixtures
critic
gesture
movement
sound
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ensemble
characters
voice
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drama
musical
backstage
lighting
rigging
rehearsals
cast
performance
camera
action
lights
auditorium
player
actor
act
theatre
producer
Director
Play

Drama Terms Word Search

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Description

projection
upstage
tragedy
theme
technical theatre
tableau
stage manager
stage right
stage left
stage crew
set stage
scene
role
rehearsal
props
plot
playwright
play
performance
pantomime
monologue
interpretation
objective
improvisation
house
fourth wall
dress rehearsal
down stage
director
diction
cue
conflict
comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
audition
audience
actor
act

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

theatre union AEA
person who helps find jobs for actors agent
part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch apron
switching all lights off at once blackout
actor movement on stage, usually assigned by director blocking
a write-up that usually includes a synopsis of the project and descriptions of the characters/roles in the script breakdown
area of NYC known for its prestigious theatre performances broadway
a show that goes from Broadway to traveling and performing around the country broadway national tour
time at which a performer is expected to be at the theater call time
person who finds and auditions actors to fill roles casting director
person who creates and teaches dances choreographer
performance designed to make a sale, profit commercial
clothing worn for a performance costume
writer who reviews performances critic
conversation between characters dialogue
person who oversees and puts together the production of a play or musical director
rehearsal in which all elements of a show are performed, including costumes dress rehearsal
curtain that is lowered to the stage, often serving as background scenery drop
a group of actors, singers, and/or dancers who perform together on stage ensemble
appointment when actor tries on costume to see if it will work for performance fitting
a system that enables stage crew to hoist components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people fly
the movement of any body part to help communicate an idea or an emotion gesture
actor's "waiting room", used before or after a performance or while not onstage during the show green room
actor's picture, used for auditions headshot
words your character says, make sure you learn them! lines
a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience monologue
teaches and oversees music for a show music director
a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance musical
the "Big Apple", location of Broadway New York City
theatre performance that does not employ Equity actors nonunion
acting with unnecessary exaggeration overacting
a space at the front of a theater for the orchestra pit
phrase called out when it's time to get to your starting position for the show, always say "thank you ______" places
written by a playwright, performed by actors play
author of a play playwright
a lead actor or role principal
objects used onstage by actors during a performance or rehearsal props
a professional theatre outside New York City regional theater
a practice for a show rehearsal
written text given to each actor, usually on the first day of rehearsal script
performance in which actors have the opportunity to display talents and/or skills learned showcase
instrument which projects a bright beam of light onto the stage spotlight
person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, takes full responsibility for the stage during a performance stage manager
the process of tearing down the set, cleaning up, and putting things away on the final night of performances strike
a member of the company who understudies several chorus and/or dancing roles swing
a building where plays are performed theater
actor assigned to learn the part and fill in should the regular actor fall ill or otherwise be unable to perform the role understudy
area directly offstage that hides actors and scenery wing
not performing full out, should not be done unless specified by director/choreographer mark
engaging in and responding to what is currently happening in the scene in the moment

Theater Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

bows
stage
spotlight
script
scenery
role
production
playbill
makeup
lighting
finale
dialogue
debut
musical
songs
dancing
fund raising'
props
costume
curtain
character
cast
callback
box office
billing
backlight
backdrop
building sets
audience
cat walk
aside
drama
procenium
rehearsals
laughter
mask
applause
comedy
scrim
ad lib
matinee
opening night

S1 Drama Skills! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Starting point to a drama. Stimulus
Questioning a character in role. Hot Seating
Loudness or quietness of the voice. Volume
Change of voice to express emotion. Tone
Messages given by the position or movement of the body. Body Language
Diary to keep track of rehearsals and targets. Rehearsal Log
The process of fully developing a character. Characterisation
Look on face which shows emotion. Facial Expression
A movement of part of the body, especially a hand, to express an idea or meaning. Hand Gesture
Speed of speech or movement. Pace
Way of speaking used in a local area or country. Accent
People who watch a drama. Audience
Clothes worn by actors for their characters. Costume
A stage picture held without movement. Tableau
Object used by an actor. Prop
Emotion without words, using only gesture, expression, and movement. Mime

Theatre Arts Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A person who performs a role in a play, work of theatre, or movie. Actor
A person or a situation that opposes another character’s goals or desires. Antagonist
The clear and precise pronunciation of words. Articulation
The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage. Blocking
A personality or role an actor/actress re-creates. Character
A reading of a script done by actors who have not previously reviewed the play. Coldreading
A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous. Comedy
Opposition of persons or forces giving rise to dramatic action. Conflict
Clothing worn by an actor on stage during a performance. Costume
Opinions and comments based on predetermined criteria that may be used for self- evaluation or the evaluation of the actors or the production itself. Critique
The conversation between actors on stage. Dialogue
The pronunciation of words, the choice of words, and the manner in which a person expresses himself or herself. Diction
The person who oversees the entire process of staging a production. Director
The final few rehearsals just prior to opening night in which t the audience from theatrical illusion and following focus on the play’s message. Dressrehearsals
In literary and dramatic studies, refers to the main types of literary form, principally tragedy and comedy. Genre
A spontaneous style of theatre through which scenes are created without advance rehearsal or a script. Improvisation
Cosmetics and sometimes hairstyles that an actor wears on stage to emphasize facial features, historical periods, characterizations, and so forth. Make-up
Coverings worn over the face or part of the face of an actor to emphasize or neutralize facial characteristics. Masks
A long speech by a single character. Monologue
A type of entertainment containing music, songs, and, usually, dance. Musicaltheatre
The highness or lowness of voice Pitch
The stage representation of an action or a story; a dramatic composition. Play
A person who writes plays. Playwright
The main character of a play and the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly. Protagonist
Practice sessions in which the actors and technicians prepare for public performance through repetition. Rehearsal
The written text of a play. Script
The area where actors perform. Stage
Information that is implied by a character but not stated by a character in dialogue, including actions and thoughts. Subtext
A silent and motionless depiction of a scene created by actors, often from a picture Tableau
To imitate or represent life in performance for other people; the performance of dramatic literature. Theatre
Noncompetitive games designed to develop acting skills. Theatregames
The characteristics of a voice, such as shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, booming, and so forth. Vocalquality
The degree of loudness or intensity of a voice. Volume

Drama Word Search

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Description

hot seating
character card
improvisation
set
make up
props
costume
sound
lighting
pace
pitch
emphasis
accent
timing
balance
stylised
naturalistic
posture
facial expression
body language
mime
dramatic irony
tension
status
time period
atmosphere
mood
target audience
characterisation
stimulus

Theatre Arts Vocabulary: Word Scramble

Type
Word Scramble
Description

Articulation
Volume
Theatre of the Absurd
Tableau
Blocking
Concentration
Cold Reading
Cue
Dramaturg
Elizabethan Theatre
Level
Improvisation
Monologue
Pacing
Diction
Projection
Stage Manager
Stage Directions
Stage Left
Stage Right
Center Stage
Comedy
Drama
Farce
Tragedy
Character
Costume
Props
Lights
Sound
Actor
Actress
Critique
Dialogue
Monologue