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Area to one side of the proscenium where stage manager stands to cue show & prompt performers
Area of stage furthest from audience
Large “turntable” built into the stage itself, used to help change scenery
Theatre with bare-bones stage of various seating types/audience & actors in same room surrounded by black masking
Any masking or scenery that is made primarily of fabric
Area used by performers & technicians to travel from stage left to right out of sight of audience/created w/masking & drapery
Curved plain cloth or plastered wall filling the rear of stage/often used as a 'sky' backing to a traditional set or main backing for dance set/often flat w/curved wraparound ends
Theatre in which playing area protrudes out into the house with the audience seating on more than one side
Theatre in which audience directly faces the playing area which is separated by a portal (namesake arch)/stage is higher than 1st few rows of seats/seats get higher going back
Theatre in which playing area is surrounded by audience seating on all sides
Area of stage closest to audience
Often made of black velour, any piece of scenery, soft or hard, that is used to hide the backstage area and activities from the audience
A marking usually with tape (or paint) put on or around the stage to show correct positions for set pieces or actors
Heavy fiberglass or iron curtain located immediately behind proscenium
Passage situated below or behind a tier of seats
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Makeup consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder, widely used in the theater
Area of stage to performer's right when facing audience
Areas that are part of stage deck but out of sight of audience/typically maked w/legs/used for performers preparing to enter
Theatre in which elongated playing area is surrounded by audience seating on two sides
Hard surface designed to reflect sound out into audience for musical performances
Section of house hidden in ceiling from which technical aspects of performance can be manipulated
Slope in performance stage rising away from audience
Area of the stage in front of the proscenium arch/typically not used as performance space
Portal that divides the audience from the stage
Vertical channels against proscenium designed to contain safety (fire) curtain
Backstage lounge where performers can wait when not needed
Low platform on wheels used to move scenery and/or props on and off the stage
Hole in the stage deck/have removable covers & elevators
Area of stage to performer's left when facing audience

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