||Curtains. The curtains which close across the proscenium
arch (qv) are called "House Tabs".
||Light on the House Tabs (see Tabs) before the curtain goes
up and during the interval.
||(I have to confess that I am not certain the spelling is correct!)
Scaffolding on wheels for moving around the stage to rig and focus
||Short for technical rehearsal: a rehearsal specially held to get
all technical effects (lighting, sound, stage) right.
||Theatre slang for the technical crew
|Theatre in the Round
||A way of staging a play in which the audience sits on all sides
of the stage.
||A type of stage which projects out into the auditorium and has
audience seated on three sides.
||Lots of opportuities for bad jokes here but tornentors are simply
flats at the front of the stage which are inside the pros arch and
narrow the opening, and hence the acting area.
||The rails on which curtains (tabs) run,
||A trapdoor set in the stage floor.
||One actor taking three parts in a play.
||Usually used to refer to 15 amp cable, although TRS actually stands
for Thick Rubber Shielding
||A rostrum or platform on wheels, on which scenery can be mounted
so that it can be rolled into any position on-stage.
||Theater slang for actors
||A kind of loudspeaker (qv), which outputs a high frequency
||Theatre slang for dancers or chorus
||An actor playing a small part in a production or, in the professional
theatre, often an Assistant Stage Manager, who has learned and rehearsed
the part of one of the leading actors to take over from him/her
in the event of illness etc.
||A type of microphone which will only pick up sounds from one direction,
usually directly in front. Loosely used as a synonym for cardioid
||At the back of the stage; away from the audience. As a verb: when
one actor deliberately draw the attention of the audience to himself
for purely selfish purposes.
|| Video tape. VTR refers to the Video Tape Recorder, the machine.