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Acting Terms Theater Part Four
A set of acting terms used in Theater 1.
To draw the maximum response from the audience from comic lines or action
Off or Offstage
Off the visible stage
On or Onstage
On the visible stage
To speak when someone else is speaking
The movement or sweep of the play as it progresses
Small props that are usually carried in an actor's costume, such as money, matches, a pipe, or a pen.
The positions of the actors at the opening of an act or scene
To plan stage business, as to "plot" the action
To plan a speech by working out the phrasing, emphasis, and inflections.
The main characters in a play
Properties or Props
All the stage furnishings, including furniture
To raise the curtain
The analysis of a character
Script Scoring or Scripting
The marking of a script for one character, indication interpretation, pauses, phrasing, stress, and so on.
The scenery for an act or scene
Properties placed on a stage for the use of actors
Character interpretations which are not in a script but are supplied by the actor
Giving the Scene
Shifting audience attention from one actor to another
Turning the Scene In
Focusing audience attention on the actor who is the real center of dramatization
Taking Yourself out of a Scene
The actor's turning away from the audience into a three-quarter back or full back position.
Using the voice to indicate questioning, surprising, or shock.
Using the voice to signal the end of a statement or to express depression, finality, or firmness.
Using the voice to suggest calmness, decisiveness, or steadyness of purpose by staying on the same note
Using the voice to blend 2 or 3 sounds for a vowel that normally has a single sound, allowing the actor to stress a particular meaning or to change a word's meaning.