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Full Back
Three Quarters Right
Three Quarters Left
Right Profile
Left Profile
One Fourth Right
One Fourth Left
Full Front
Body Positions
Stage Directions
Actor
Act
Audience
Thrust
Arena
Proscenium

Stage Directions 1 Crossword

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THE ACTOR'S LEFT ONSTAGE STAGE LEFT
THE PICTURE FRAME OF THE STAGE PROSCENIUM ARCH
AREAS OFFSTAGE LEFT AND RIGHT WINGS
WHEN AN ACTOR WALKS TOWARD THE AUDIENCE DOWNSTAGE
WHEN AN ACTOR WALKS TOWARD THE BACK WALL UPSTAGE
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON ALL FOUR SUDES ARENA
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON THREE SIDES THRUST
THEATRE SPACE WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS ON ONE SIDE PROSCENIUM
WHEN AN ACTOR GOES FROM ONE SIDE OF THE STAGE TO THE OTHER CROSS
RIGHT SIDE OF THE AUDIENCE HOUSE RIGHT
TERM USED FOR A SOLD OUT SHOW FULL HOUSE
AREA BETWEEN THE LIP AND THE PROSCENIUM ARCH/GRAND DRAPE APRON
ANY AREA THE AUDIENCE CANNOT SEE OFFSTAGE
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODY LEFT OR RIGHT AND FACE THE 9:00 OR 3:00 POSITION PROFILE
THE AREA WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS HOUSE
THE ACTOR'S RIGHT ONSTAGE STAGE RIGHT
WHEN AN ACTOR IS COMPLETELY FACING THE AUDIENCE AT 6:00 FULL FRONT
BLACK CURTAINS USED TO HIDE THE WINGS (SIDES) LEGS
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODIES TO THE 7:00 POSITION, THEY ARE FACING ONE QUARTER RIGHT
WHEN ACTORS TURN THEIR BODY TO THE 5:00 POSITION ONE QUARTER LEFT
PROVIDES THE VISION FOR THE PLAY DIRECTOR
A THEATRE WITH ALL BLACK WALLS AND CURTAINS WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE ACTORS BLACK BOX
ALL PLANNED MOVEMENTS ONSTAGE BLOCKING
WHEN A DIRECTOR CHOOSES THE PARTS IN A PLAY CAST
THE STRONGEST POSITION ONSTAGE DOWN RIGHT

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
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actor
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Stage Terms Crossword

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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 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

Chapter 6 Stage Movement & 16 Blocking Theatre Term Review Crossword

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slanted so that the back is higher than the front, either in reference to a playing area/stage or seating raked
imaginary lines indicating visibility of stage areas to the audience sightlines
away from the audience upstage
toward (close to) the audience downstage
the area behind the stage that the audience cannot see backstage
____ left or right: the actor’s left or right as he/she faces the audience stage
halfway between full back and stage left/right, for actors who share a scene equally often; places their bodies so that the audience can easily see them onequarterturn
sideways to the audience, used if a scene becomes intense; tightens actors’ focus on each other and the audience’s focus on them profile
halfway between full back and stage right/left; used by actors in order to give another actor the audience’s focus, to show their lines are especially important threequarterturn
facing the audience; for monologues and asides to the audience fullfront
completely turned away from the audience; used for unusual circumstances or in individual events (I.E.’s) to show a character as offstage fullback
movement across the stage from one area to another cross
moving in the opposite direction of an actor making a cross; a way of adjusting one’s stage position when an actor finds themselves in the direct path of another’s cross countercross
the planned movements and arrangements of actors blocking
a diagram that shows the walls, doors, windows, furniture and other architectural details onstage drawn to scale groundplan
when an actor faces the audience directly; full front openstance
when several actors (A, B, and C) look at one specific actor (D) in order to draw the audience’s attention to that character directfocus
when actors look from one to another, to another, and so on, thus causing the audience to follow the pattern from actor A, to B, and then to C. counterfocus
a balance in the variety and kinds of movement in a play unity
___ balance: when there is an equal number of characters on each side of the stage, equidistant from the center symmetrical
___ balance: when position is used to balance characters on either side of the stage; a lighter figure on one side balances a heavier figure on the other if the lighter is farther from the center, or a character on one side can balance a group on the other side asymmetrical
___ balance: when the placement of actors onstage appears equally balanced (the impression of equal weight on both sides of center, even though the actual weight isn’t equal) aesthetic

ACTING Crossword

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MOST TRADITIONAL TYPE OF THEATER PROSCENIUM
MOST FLEXIBLE TYPE OF THEATER BLACKBOX
AUDIENCE SITS ON THREE SIDES THRUST
AUDIENCE SITS ON ALL SIDES THEATREINTHEROUND
FATHER OF MODERN ACTING TECHNIQUE STANISLAVSKI
MS. HAGEN OF THE NINE QUESTIONS UTA
WHAT DO I WANT? OBJECTIVE
WHAT'S IN MY WAY? OBSTACLE
WHAT DO I DO TO GET WHAT I WANT? TACTIC
CURVED CURTAIN UPSTAGE FOR EFFECTS CYCLORAMA
FIRST ACTOR THESPIS
MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF SPEECH FOR ACTORS VERBS
SCOTTISH PLAY MACBETH
LAUREN GUNDERSON IS THIS PLAYWRIGHT
DEVELOPS A PLAY'S CONCEPT AND STAGES IT DIRECTOR
FINANCES A PLAY OR MUSICAL PRODUCER
BARE BULB LEFT ON A STAGE AT NIGHT GHOSTLIGHT
AREAS ON THE SIDES OF A STAGE FOR ACTORS ENTRANCES WINGS
A FEW STAEPS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE MAIN MOVEMENT COUNTERCROSS
THE KIND OF "IF" USED BY ACTORS MAGIC
STAGES MUSICAL NUMBERS CHOREOGRAPHER
FINAL LINE OF DIALOGUE IN A PLAY CURTAIN
FINAL LINE OF DIALOGUE IN A COMEDY TAG
AN ACTOR MUST DO THIS WHEN SPEAKING TO BE HEARD BY THE AUDIENCE PROJECT
AN ACTOR MUST HAVE THIS WHEN SPEAKING TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY THE AUDIENCE DICTION
WHERE THE AUDIENCE SITS HOUSE
WHERE THE TECHNICAL ELEMENTS ARE RUN FROM BOOTH
TO FEED AN ACTOR A LINE PROMPT
CORRECT AUDIENCE RESPONSE TO SHOW APPRECIATION APPLAUSE
A UNIT OF ACTION BEAT
MAIN CHARACTER IN A PLAY PROTAGONIST
OVERALL WANT FOR A CHARACTER IN A PLAY SUPEROBJECTIVE
A TYPE OF CIRCUMSTANCE REQUIRED BY A PLAY GIVEN
DOWNSTAGE DRAPE GRAND
WHAT KIND OF PLUCKER ARE YOU NOT? PHEASANT
WHAT KIND OF PRISON WITH A LIFE LONG LOCK? PESTILENTIAL
WHO IS THE BARD OF AVON SHAKESPEARE
SHORTHAND FOR "CROSS" X

Theatre words Crossword

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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

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

Unit 1 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The words a character will speak in a play. Lines
The person who wrote the play Playwright
Lines between two or more characters. Dialogue
A very long line spoken by one character. Monologue
The portion of a script which tells the actors what to do; in italics. Stage directions
The portion of the stage which is visible when the front curtain is closed. Apron
A style of theatre where the audience completely surrounds the stage. Arena
The offstage area directly behind the back curtain. Backstage
The area of the stage closest to the audience. Downstage
A style of theatre where the audience and stage can be moved around; flexible. Black box
The system of bars which supports the curtains, scenery, and lights. Grid
The 'building' where the audience sits. House
The curtains on either side of the stage. Legs
The style of theatre where the audience is one one side; the professional acting building. PRoscenium
A style of theatre where the audience is on three sides of the stage. Thrust
The area of the stage furthest from the audience. Upstage
The offstage areas on either side of the stage. Wings
The tunnel-like hallways through which the audience enters the house. Vomitorium

Drama Vocabulary Word Search

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wing
house
improvisation
set designer
stage manager
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character
makeup
costumes
artistic expression
ceremonial
recreational
point of view
stage directions
stages
thrust
arena
proscenium
downstage
upstage
center stage
stage left
stage right
box set
screen set
curtain set
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scenery
sound
lighting
gestures
nonverbal expression
verbal expression
language
script
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technical
literary