THE Midterm TEST 1

  1. 3 tools to train an actor?
    Body, Mind, Voice
  2. What are the two types of directors?
    Interpretive, Creative
  3. What is a director?
    Turns the printed script into a production. (disdaskalos 400 BCE)
  4. What is an Interpretive director?
    Gives accurate translation. (exact interpretation must be used)
  5. What is a Creative Director?
    Deliberate concepts and interpretation (this can be interpreted in your own way after playwright is dead for 70 years)
  6. Casting Director job?
    a person who specializes in finding the right actor. 
  7. Methods of a cast
    cast type, cast against type, colorblind cast(races doesnt matter) gender neutral cast(gender doesnt matter), cross gender casting ( like Madea opposite genders playing char.)
  8. Types of rehearsals
    Table work, block, genera, special, off book, run through, technical, dress, final dress.
  9. Table Work
    1st Review of Things
  10. Blocking Rehearsal
    Movement is analyzed.
  11. General Working
    Work on individual scenes.
  12. Special Rehearsal
    Dialects, Muscials, Fight Scenes gone over.
  13. Off Book
    Must have lines memorized!
  14. Run Throughs
    Go through entire play w/o pauses
  15. Tech Rehearsal
    Lights, sound, props, tech is added.
  16. Dress Rehearsal
    Costumes & makeup are added
  17. Final Dress
    Last Rehearsal before audience.
  18. 4 categories of a Theatre Ensemble
    Administrative, Creative, Construction, Production
  19. Ensemble
    Crew of people.
  20. Repretory
    Group of plays performed in a season.
  21. Production Meeting
    Series of meetings between a director & designer
  22. Concept Meeting
    Artistic gathering to interpret a playwright or script.
  23. Prompt Book
    Where every aspect of a production is recorded.
  24. Performance Report
    Detailed notes to the actors and crew.
  25. Rehearsal Prop
    Temporary Props
  26. Rehearsal Costume
    Temporary Costume
  27. Call
    The time actors arrive @ the theatre
  28. Curtain
    The start of the show!
  29. House
    Theatre seating area (audience sits here)
  30. Prop check
    Ensures props are paces where they need to be.
  31. Riggers
    One who mounts and operates curtains
  32. Legs
    The curtains @ the side of the procenium.
  33. Teasers
    Curtain that frames top of stage.
  34. Scrims
    A curtain of open mesh gauge.
  35. Cyclorama
    Large stretched curtain
  36. Flat
    Standard scenery made of frames of wood.
  37. Ghost light
     In practical terms, a ghostlight is alight left on when the theater is empty.
  38. House Manager
    Directs the ushers
  39. Artistic Director (Administrative Team) (AD)
    The artistic director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of a theatre company
  40. Publicity Team (AD)
    One who promotes plays.
  41. Producer (AD)
    Finances the production
  42. Literary Manager (AD)
    Finds plays the production will read
  43. Construction team
    Technical crew, draper, stitcher, prop maker, light crew, sound crew.
  44. Production team
    Stage manager, Dresser, House manager, running crew, stagehand, light & sound operators
  45. Creative Team 
    Playwrite, director, actors, music directors, choreographers, movement coach, fight director, vocal coach, dramaturg.
  46. Blocking & Stage Areas
    Upstage Right, Center, Left. Center Right, Stage, Left. Downstage Right, Center, Left.
  47. Body Positions
    Frontal (*-*), 3/4 Front, Profile(-  ), 3/4 Rear(`||||), Rear(   )
  48. Types of Stages
    Proscenium (auditorium), Arena(all around), Thrust(modeling), Blackbox (homey)
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THE Midterm TEST 1
FAMU Ev. Tyler Midterm Test Notes