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  1. 1. Theater Terms The Physical Stage
  2. 2. • There are common physical aspects to all theaters. • It is important for those who work in theaters to know and use the same terms to describe these physical elements. • In this tutorial you will learn the terms and the elements to which they refer.Image: houston.cbslocal.com
  3. 3. The Terms You Will Learn• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  4. 4. in gs WImage: http://www.rosarian.org/cf_media/index.cfm?chnl=8
  5. 5. Wings: The areas to the left andright of the stage out of view of the audience. The wings are part of the backstage areas.
  6. 6. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  7. 7. Pro sce niu mA rchImage: realneo.us
  8. 8. Proscenium: •A proscenium arch is the opening through which an audience sees the stage, as seen in the last slide. •A proscenium theater is a theater in which the audience mainly sits in front of theImage: lib.washington.edu stage.
  9. 9. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  10. 10. Apron:The area at the front of the stage, closest to the audience and usually curved. Image: lib.washington .edu
  11. 11. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  12. 12. Backstage/ Offstage:The entire stage area not visible to the audience.
  13. 13. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  14. 14. House: The entire audience areaImage: lib.washington.edu
  15. 15. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  16. 16. BackdropThe drop farthest upstage in any setting. Also a large curtain, often with a picture or design. Image: otherplane.com
  17. 17. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  18. 18. Curtain LineAn imaginary line across the stage floorfollowing the line of the front curtain.
  19. 19. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  20. 20. Fly Loft The area above the back of the stage where curtains and set pieces are stored during a show when they are not in use.Image: ia470.com
  21. 21. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  22. 22. Grand DrapeThe curtain at the very front of the stage.
  23. 23. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  24. 24. LegsNarrow curtainsat the side of thestage, used tohide thebackstage fromthe audience. Image: majortheatre.com
  25. 25. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  26. 26. CycloramaImage: majortheatre.com Image: en.wikipedia.org A large, usually white, curtain that is lit to create setting and hides the back of the stage behind the set.
  27. 27. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  28. 28. p TraImage: thegazette.com
  29. 29. Trap A trap is an opening in the stage floor for actors to pass through to make entrances or exits.Image: cleveland.com
  30. 30. The Terms You Have Learned• Wings• Proscenium• Apron• Backstage/ Offstage• House• Backdrop• Curtain Line• Fly Loft• Grand Drape• Legs• Cyclorama• Trap
  31. 31. Let us review:•Wings are the areas to the left and right of thestage that are out of view of the audience.•Proscenium can refer to both a proscenium archand a proscenium theater. A proscenium arch is theopening through which the audience sees thestage. The style of theater, is a theater in which theaudience sits directly in front of the stage.•Apron is the usually curved area at the very frontof the stage, closest to the audience.•Backstage/ Offstage are the areas of the stagethat the audience cannot see.
  32. 32. Review Continued:•House is the audience area.•Backdrop is the drop farthest upstage in anysetting. A large curtain, sometimes with a pictureor design on it.•Curtain Line is the imaginary line across the stagefloor following the line of the front curtain.•Fly Loft is the area above the stage where curtainsand sometimes sets are stored during shows whenthey are not being used.•Grand Drape is the front curtain on the stage.
  33. 33. Review Continued:•Legs are narrow curtains in the wings to hide thebackstage areas from the audience.•Cyclorama is a curtain or screen, usually white, atthe very back of the stage that is lit to createsetting and hides the back of the stage behind theset.•Trap is an opening in the stage floor for actors topass through to make entrances or exits.
  34. 34. End of Tutorial

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