Basic Drama Projects Ch 15 The Cast Notes - Name Date...

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Name __________________________________________________ Date ____________________ Period ______ Chapter 15 The Cast Basic Drama Projects , Pages 166-179 Theatre Terms 1. ______________________ a brief one-scene part 2. ______________________ selecting actors for various roles 3. ______________________ having one’s lines memorized 4. ______________________ events at which actors try out for a role in a play 5. ______________________ practices of the play in preparation for performance 6. ______________________ the person in charge of finding and/or selecting actors for various roles 7. ______________________ selecting two actors for each role; the casts then split the performances 8. ______________________ when an actor auditions for a role without having prior access to the script 9. ______________________ marking with tape where furniture and other set pieces will be placed onstage 10. ______________________ an actor who attends all rehearsals and learns a role in case the lead actor cannot perform 11. ______________________ when actors who are under serious consideration for roles are asked to return for a second audition 12. ______________________ an audition notice including the audition time, place, and specific procedures for tryouts, often published in local newspapers, the school paper, or announced over the school PA system or news program. Brain Teasers (return to page 166) 13. Some directors consider casting to be _____% of their job, since selecting the correct actor for each role helps make the performance as effective as possible. 14. When a casting call has been made, actors interested in preparing for a part and reading the script may find scripts at the school or local __________________. 15. If you audition, you usually start by filling out a ______________________ sheet. 16. At callbacks, the director may give you suggestions as to how to ______________________ a particular scene. 17. For callbacks, you may be given directions on how and where to move. You may also be asked to ________________ a scene/speech or to improvise a scene. 18. When casting the play, the director takes into account your physical __________________, ___________________, level of ____________________, and the ___________________ between you and other cast members. Singing and dancing skills may also be noted. Theatre Terms Auditions Callbacks Cameo Casting Casting call Casting director Cold reading Double cast Off book Rehearsals Spiking Understudy
19. In drama class, performers may be cast according to the ____________ they need to develop. For public presentation, however, the director casts the actors best ________________ for the roles.

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