The Standard Sections of All Theatres:
- ________: the area of the theatre where the audience sits (where the blue seats are).
-________: the area that is designated for the area that is designated for the operation of technical equipment.
*IE: spotlights, lighting and soundboard, stage manager sits there to call cues.
-______: the areas of the stage the audience cannot see.
-______: Areas immediately offstage left or right.
*Divided by portholes or curtains
-_________: the area that separates the audience from the stage in which the orchestra and conductor are positioned during performance.
-_________: section in the ceiling used to access technical functions of theatre (IE sound, lighting, sets flown in)
Types of Theatres:
1. Arena/Theatre in the Round
4. Black Box
5. Found Space
What is the difference between the Arena and Theatre in the Round?
-Refer to Arena if it seats thousands
-Refer to Theatre in the Round if it is a smaller space (more intimate)
Arena/Theatre in the Round: -Playing area is surrounded by the audience _________.
*Arena usually refers to a space that seats thousands.
-Sitting on all four sides (all around you)
-The audience _________ the playing area which is separated by the "proscenium arch". Raised a few feet higher than the audience. The audience is on a "rake".
-Directly faces the...
Thrust: -The playing area protrudes out into the house with the audience sitting ________.
*Which is how many sides?
-On more than one side
Black Box: -An area with black walls, black floor, typically shaped like a box. Designed to allow _______ and ________ in seating.
-Creativity and Flexibility
-An ordinary space typically_______ for theatre that you ______ into a show space.
-______ are what we use to communicate where actors/sets go on stage.
-______: furthest from the audience
-______: closest to the audience
-______: from the actor's perspective
*If you're the audience, it's OPPOSITE for you.
-______: center place of the stage *They can be combined.
-Stage Left and Right
Parts of the Theater
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