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Chapter 8 Types of Theatre Spaces
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Origins of Theater Spaces http://video.google.com/videosearch?q
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Types of Theaters Fourth Wall Rake Fly loft
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Behind the Picture Frame
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Proscenium or Picture-Frame Stage
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8 Proscenium or Picture-Frame Stage Ideal for spectacles because the machinery and the workings of the scene changes can be concealed behind the proscenium opening Other advantages: Effective for realistic settings Strong central focus rivets attention of audience Disadvantages: Creates a temptation to get carried away with visual pyrotechnics Tends to be remote and formal
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THRUST STAGE
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
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1 Thrust Stage Most widely used of all theatre spaces The audience sits on three sides, or in a semicircle, enclosing a stage that projects into the center Offers a sense of intimacy The rear wall of the stage provides a focused background for the action
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Thrust Stage
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  • Spring '11
  • TheaterAppreciate/Understanding
  • Theatre, Broadway theatre, Regional Theatre Dinner Theatre Educational Theatres Community Theatres Children’s Theatre, Arena Stage, traditional Broadway Theatre

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