Theater

Theater is a type of live performing art that includes genres such as drama, musical and comedy.

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What is a fill light in stage theater?

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A fill light, in theatre or stage lighting, is just another name for a flood light. Flood lights generally consist of a bright halogen lamp, housed with an aluminum reflector hehind it, to reflect the unfocused, soft light against a backdrop or a wall. They are normally found suspended from a batten (in a theater) or from a truss beam (generally in a stage setup), or simply found placed on the floor, aiming up towards the subject. Gels can also be used to change the colour that is spilled by the wide-angle light, or 'luminaire' as refered to in theatre. Theater has borrowed ideas from many fields. The term fill light comes from cinematography, where the system of lighting often uses a "key" or primary source of light on a subject, and a fill light for the set, background, shadow fill, etc. The contrast between key and fill in intensity and color, as well as the angle and intensity of the key light help set the mood. In theater, the same lights are sometimes used for key and fill lights, but the relative intensity can be varied from scene to scene. Theatrical designers often use a key/fill system in thinking about lighting a scene, but it is only one of the many possible systems.
Asked in Movies, Theater, Literature and Language, Filmmaking

What is a pivotal scene?

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a moment in which changes something that plays a big outcome in the end. Like that moment near the middle or end of Act 2 in any film/play where plots are twisted, characters' motivations and secrets are revealed, leading to new realisations, different perspectives, and new plans. There's a whole section on film and plot techniques in this textbook 'Manipulate Your Marker' by Mitchell Grotte - I found it super helpful when trying to analyse and define pivotal scenes.
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater

What time period is the proscenium stage from?

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The proscenium type theatre is surrounded by the proscenium arch, so is it's name, and it originated during the Italian Renaissance, in the 16th century (or 1500s)
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What do you mean by audience empathy?

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* Involvement and concern for the characters in a play
Asked in Theater, Greece, Ancient Greece

What time of day were tragedies performed in ancient Greece?

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Considering that there were no electric lights or other ways to light a large stage or auditorium, all plays performed in ancient Greece were done in an outside theater during the day. Scenes meant to be performed at night where shown by several characters holding torches. Addition: The tragedies were performed as a trilogy - three consecutive sequential plays, followed by a satyr play followed by a comedy, so it was an all-day event.
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What is the purpose of spider the dog in the woman in black?

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* To create a suspenseful atmosphere without using traditional horror conventions. * To guide the main character. * To comfort the main character.
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What are the criteria for judging in readers theater?

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1. clarity of voice 2. Fluency 3. Pronunciation and Enunciation 4. Presentation
Asked in Fine Art, Drama and Acting, Theater

Why did the Greeks call their theatre theron?

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They called it a Theatron because in Greek this means 'Viewing place'. Many things were viewed in the theatron besides plays...such as public meetings and other such spectacles.
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater

Who is Claude Kipnis?

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Claude Kapnis from what i understand is a Mime artist, i have been researching him for my Performing Arts Homework but cannot find anything on him. :S
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What is the longest running Broadway show?

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The Phantom of the Opera. It opened January 26th 1988 & is still running w/ well over twelve thousand performances.
Asked in Definitions, Theater

The willing suspension of disbelief refers to what?

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*Allowing the audience to attain a detached view and gain esthetic distance
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Theater, Society and Civilization

Why weren't women allowed to act in shakespeare's plays?

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Women were never allowed to perform in Shakespeare's plays because at that time, women were underestimated. People always thought that men should do things because women were made to carry babies and be the house wife, this changed, however, over time. Hope this helps... SS17 <3 Another Perspective Women were respected and acting was considered to be a vulgar activity. Rather than being "underestimated", women were held in such high regard that acting would have been considered to be truly unbecoming of a woman. Only the low classes ever considered any of the theatrical arts, and acting was beneath most of polite society.
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What are fake beards made from?

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These beards can range from paper to fur, human hair, synthetic fiber or a mixture of both
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What do you call a theatrical wall?

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A theatrical wall is called a "flat". There are three primary types of flats. They are as follows: Hollywood Flat - A flat where the framing is on edge, making it a wider and sturdier flat. Has a hard skin on it. Great for sturdy, fairly permanent walls - not advisable for flats that need to fly in or out. Soft Broadway Flat - A flat where the framing is on face, making it a thinner, less sturdy flat. Has a fabric skin on it (usually muslin). Easily paintable and very light weight. Great for flats that fly in and out and do not need to hold weight. Hard Broadway Flat - A flat where the framing is on face, but the skin is a thin plywood, rather than fabric. Still great for flats that fly in and out - can support a bit of weight if you need to dress it with props, etc.
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater, Globe Theatre

How does theater help express ones creativity?

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It doesn't Yes it does. It allows you to express emotions you feel in an everyday life and helps you learn different feelings so they may be used again in another show or performance.
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater, Colleges and Universities

Is UW-Milwaukee a good theatre school?

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From what I have read, it seems like a great theatre program, but here's the website so you can check it out for yourself! http://www3.uwm.edu/psoa/index.cfm
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater, India Language and Culture

Eminent Indian theatre director Arvind Gaur's major directed plays?

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Arvind Gaur directed more than 60 plays with Asmita Theatre Group.His major plays are Bhisma Sahani's Hanoosh,William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , Girish Karnad's Tughlaq and Rakt Kalyan(Taledanda), Dharamveer Bharti's Andha Yug, Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial , G P Deshpande's Antim Divas, Albert Camus' Caligula, Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions ,Tara & 3o days in September, Eugene O'Neill 's Desire Under the Elms, Dario Fo's An Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Dr.Narenda Mohan's Kalandar, Bertolt Brecht's Good Woman of Setzuan and Caucasian Chalk Circle, Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, John Octanasek's Romeo Juliet and the Darkness, Neil Simon's The Good Doctor, Vijay Tendulkar's Ghasiram Kotwal, Munshi Premchand's Mote ram ka Satyagrah, Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi, Rajesh Kumar's Me Gandhi Bolto, Vijay Mishra's Tatt Niranjana,Dr. Harish Naval's Peeli Chht par Kaala Nissan,Bhisham Sahni 's Kabira kheda Bazar Mai , Doodnath Singh's Yama Gatha, Uday Prakash's Warren Hastings ka Saand, Soorya Nidhi's Kunti-Putra Karan (Sydney) & Harsh Mandar's Unsuni, scripted by Mallika Sarabhai.
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater, Education

What are Lecoq's 7 levels of tension?

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1. Jelly 2. Relaxed Californian 3. Neutral 4. Curious 5. Is there a fire? 6. There is a fire! 7. Shock
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What is a cameo role?

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A cameo role is a small role played in a movie or play, by a higher standing actor or someone of relative fame (politician, sports figure, talk show host, etc.). Cameos are also often made by successful members of a film or play's crew, such as the director or producer. This is usually a very brief appearance to add punch to the topic in the film/play. The function of a cameo is typically to add humour or substance to the brief time the character is onscreen.
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Why the art of puppetry is dying out?

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the art of puppetry is dying out because of the increasing no. of entertainment.nowadays people forget about the puppet show as they are more interested in watching t.v.,radio etc in their spare time
Asked in Drama and Acting, Performing Arts, Theater, Authors, Poets, and Playwrights, Musical Movies

Who wrote the Broadway musical Cabaret?

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According to www.wikipedia.com, Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. The dances are also choroegraphed by Bob Fosse.