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Audience
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script
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Props
acting
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Drama Terms Word Search

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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

Stage Terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A poster advertising a theatrical performance playbill
Objects used on stage during a performance Properties
The back of the stage from the audience's perspective Upstage
Someone who prompts/cues actors who forget lines or stage positioning prompt
The precise staging of actors blocking
The act of speaking or expressing articulation
A mark typically made with tape on a stage floor spike
The process of changing an actor's pitch or tone inflection
The final night of a performance when sets are taken down strike
A genre of drama which includes dancing and singing as an essential part musical theater
Someone who writes plays playwright
A stage that's slanted up from front to back rake
Person in charge of supervising actors, staff, and camera crew director
A genre of theater which includes short sketches, songs, and dances revue
Dramatic entertainment in which background music plays while mimes express meaning through gestures pantomime
A sensational dramatic piece that appeals to emotions melodrama
A speech by one actor that's long and typically tedious monolouge
Sides of a stage used for scenery, performer preparation and circulation; referred to as offstage right and offstage left wings
A tone with no expression that remains the same pitch monotone
Right from the point of view of an actor on a stage facing the audience stageright
Manages finances and functions of a production producer
The rhythm and timing of a drama pace
Someone who dances in a series of steps and moves choreographer
Someone responsible for lighting and technology of a play stagemanager
The front of a stage downstage
Left from the point of view of an actor on a stage facing the audience stageleft
Traditional Japanese drama with stylized song, mime, and dance kabuki
Conversation between two or more people dialogue

Drama Terms Word Search

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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 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

Theatre Word Search

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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
make-up
costume
composition
climax
articulation
ensemble
characters
voice
greasepaint
drama
musical
backstage
lighting
rigging
rehearsals
cast
performance
camera
action
lights
auditorium
player
actor
act
theatre
producer
Director
Play

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Refers to the words the characters speak, or lines. Dialogue
words the characters sing in the show. Lyrics
Indicates the notes and timing for the songs. Music
Describes the setting and important physical action performed by the characters. Stage directions
Includes dialogue, lyrics, and stage directions. script
Area where actors perform for an audience. stage
where the audience sits to watch the performance. house
anything on the stage within view of the audience. onstage
anything outside the view of the audience. offstage
entire area off and behind the stage. backstage
areas to the side of the stage just out of the audience's view. wings
the entire physical environment onstage. set
when you stand in the center of the stage centerstage
when you face the house, the area behind you upstage
when you face the audience, the area to your left stage left
when you face the audience, the area to the right. stageright
the person who oversees the budget, calendar, and staffing. producer
the person who provides the artistic vision for the show and coordinates all of the creative elements. director
creates and teaches the dances. choreographer
coordinates the construction and painting of the sets, the hanging of the lights and the set-up of the sound system. technical director

Drama Bingo

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Playwright
actor
opening night
script
cue
rehearsal
setting
audience
dialogue
narrator
role
stage
cast of characters
director
performance
run
stage directions
comedy
drama
scene
standing ovation
conflict
lead
plot
theme
costume
musical
props
set
tragedy

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Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The carefully selected clothing worn by the actors. Costume
spontaneous use of movement and speech to create a character. Improvisation
Length of time the play will be presented Run
move to a more prominent position Take Stage
A room near the stage where actors await entrance cues and receive guests after the performance. Green Room
derogatory term for exaggerated, unnecessary facial expressions or physical gestures. Mugging
Stagecraft The knowledge and skills required to create the physical aspects of a production Stagecraft
leave the stage Move Off
enter the stage Move On
central thought, idea, or significance of the action of a play. Theme
Direction given by the Stage Manager to signal actors to be in position before each act begins. Places
person who supervises the physical production of a play and who is in charge of the stage during the performance. Stage Manager
last words or action of an actor immediately preceding the lines or business of another actor. Cue
To extemporize stage business or dialogue ad-lib
art of creating and arranging dances onstage. Choreography
block the audience’s view of a person or object cover
The "what happens" in a story plot
To speak loudly so the entire audience can hear you. project
Dismantling the set, costumes and props at the end of the run of a show. strike
A solo speech. Monologue
An improvisational, process-oriented form of drama Creative Dramatics
withdraw to a less obvious position Give Stage
Any action performed on stage Business
role played by an actor as she or he assumes another’s identity Character

Drama Elements Word Search

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Comedy
Tragedy
Audience
Backstage
Stage Left
Stage Right
Upstage
Downstage
Center Stage
Aside
Soliloquy
Monologue
Stage Directions
Dialogue
Director
Cast
Actor
Character
Theme
Plot
Scene
Act
Script
Playwright
Drama
Play

Theatre words Crossword

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Crossword
Description

to perform by representing a character in a play. Act
movement of an actor from one position on the stage to another; usually indicated in a script by a “X.” Cross
aesthetically pleasing integration of performers, set, properties, and lighting – essential for good stage pictures. balance
a group of 3 or more Ensemble
Latin word referring to an actor’s exit. exeunt
performer has his/her back to the audience. full back
performer is facing the audience. full front
acting without words or props – emphasis is on gesture and body and expression. Pantomime
notation in the prompt book that an actor crosses at that time X cross
-incident near the beginning of a play that gets the main action started inciting incident
highest point of dramatic tension in a script. Usually the crux of the play, when the major conflict can proceed no further without beginning the process of resolution. The point in the story when the audience knows if the protagonist will or will not get what he/she wants Climax
dimension / planes-using a variety of placement of the set pieces and actors on the stage (some upstage, some center, some downstage) – important to having a good stage picture. dimension / planes
turn made away and with the actor’s back to the audience, usually considered a poor movement. The opposite, an open turn, is most often preferred. closed turn
steps, platforms etc., that raise the actor from the stage; varying the levels of the actors on stage helps to create better stage pictures and visual interest. Levels