Types of stages and drapes - Theatre 1

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Types of stages and drapes - Theatre 1

  1. 1. Stages, Directions, and Drapes
  2. 2. Stage The area where the players perform; usually a raised platform Ryman Auditorium
  3. 3. Three Types of Stages • Proscenium Stage • Thrust Stage • Arena Stage
  4. 4. Proscenium Stage
  5. 5. Raked Stage
  6. 6. Basic Parts of the Stage
  7. 7. Acting Areas (9 Parts)
  8. 8. Acting Areas(15 Parts)
  9. 9. Arena Stage
  10. 10. Dividing the Arena Stage Text
  11. 11. Thrust Stage
  12. 12. How do you identify the acting areas on a thrust stage?
  13. 13. Everything else is called Flexible Staging If it doesn’t fit into one of the three stages, it is Flexible.
  14. 14. Drapes • Grand Drape • Border • Legs • Traveler • Cyclorama • Backdrop
  15. 15. Grand Drape • Also called the “Act Curtain” • Front most curtain • Shields the stage from view before the play starts.
  16. 16. Borders and Legs • Borders used to mask lighting equipment from most of audience • Legs mask offstage actors and equipment
  17. 17. following: 1. Draw the three stage types and label the audience and stage in each 2. Explain what Rake means 3. Draw the small stage with 9 Acting Areas; label each 4. Draw the large stage with 15 Acting Areas; label each 5. Draw two Arena stage types with each of the alternate stage Today’s Assignment direction methods 6. 7. Draw a proscenium stage; on the stage draw and label at least four types of drapes (think about how they are used and what they are used for this will help you place thme correctly Do 1-6 again, on 3 & 4 put the audience in a different place, on 6 use at least one different drape example
  18. 18. Traveler Curtain • “Travels” across the length of the stage. • Grand drape is a type of traveler • Usually a mid stage and an up stage.
  19. 19. Cyclorama • White (sometimes other colors) backdrop curtain • Used to create color washes with light
  20. 20. Backdrop • Curtain or soft good that has the illusion of 3D scenery painted on it.
  21. 21. • On Plain White Paper draw and write the following: Today’s Assignment 1. Draw the three stage types and label the audience and stage in each 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Explain what Rake means Draw the small stage with 9 Acting Areas; label each Draw the large stage with 15 Acting Areas; label each Draw two Arena stage types with each of the alternate stage direction methods Draw a proscenium stage; on the stage draw and label at least four types of drapes (think about how they are used and what they are used for this will help you place thme correctly Do 1-6 again, on 3 & 4 put the audience in a different place, on 6 use at least one different drape example
  22. 22. Stage Audience Audience Audience PoP QuIZ
  23. 23. Stage ? Audience
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  26. 26. St ag e St ag e S t a ge ge ta S Audience

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