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Acting Terms Theater Part Three
A set of acting terms used in Theater 1
An acting role with very few lines
Getting behind furniture or other actors so that you cannot be seen by the audience
Building a Scene
Using dramatic devices such as increased temppo, volume, or emphasis to bring a scene to climax.
Any specific action other than movement on the stage such as picking up a book or turning on a tv.
The symbol used to identify the center of the stage
A shifting of position by two or more actors to balance the stage picture
To obstruct the view of the audience
The last words, action, or technical effecet that immediately precedes any line or business
A stage signal
The curtain or drapery that shuts off the stage from the audience.
When written in all capital letters in a script, it indicates that the curtain is to be closed.
To stop action or to omit
To break into the speech of another character
Down or Downstage
The part of the stage toward the audience
Dressing the Stage
Keeping the stage picture balanced during the action
Exit or Exunt
To leave the stage
Giving lines and action in such a way that another actor can make a point or get a laugh
An acting role which is used for personality comparison, usually with the protagonist or main character.
Properties such as letters or luggage, carried onstage by an individual player.
To emphasize a word or line with extra force.
Holding for Laughs
Waiting for the audience to quiet down after a funny line or scene.
Left and Right
Terms used to refer to the stage from the actor's point of view, not that of the audience.