• Time: One day or less.• Place: One location.• Action: no digression or “by-play.”
• Ground Plan: a drafting of the plan of the stage as seen from overhead.• Section: a drafting showing the vertical elements of the space and their relative positions.• Rendering: A picture of the set, drawn in perspective from the audience’s point of view.• Model: a three-dimensional miniature version of the set, built to scale.
• Front elevation: breaks the set into units to be built and shows each piece of scenery from the front.• Painter’s elevation (in color): shows the plan for painting each piece of scenery.• Rear elevation: shows each piece of scenery from the back.
• Technical Director: safety, scheduling, execution, transfer and setup• Scene Shop Foreman: oversees construction of the sets by carpenters, painters and craftspeople.• Props Manager: organizes the collection or building of all properties on the show.
• Intensity: How bright the lighting is.• Color.• Distribution: How light is spread over the stage (including angle and texture).• Orchestration (movement): changes in any of the first three elements that occur during a performance.
• Costume Plot: a chart that records items of clothing worn by each actor in each scene of the play.
• Silhouette (“line”): the outer shape of the costume.• Color.• Texture: the “feel” of the fabric.• Accent: details to finish or set off a costume.
• Taking the actor’s measurements.• Drafting a pattern.• Cutting.• Sewing.• Fitting the garment on the actor.
• Previous to the Great Depression: all sound effects and music in the theatre were created by live musicians.• Recorded sound: first used in 1929 in Elmer Rice’s Street Scene to imitate the sound of a busy New York street.