Theatre Spaces

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Theatre Spaces Resources Text. .. Wilson and Goldfarb. Theatre: The Lively Art , 7th edition. Chapter 8. 1. What is the difference in the actor-audience relationship between an arena stage, a thrust stage and a proscenium theatre? In an arena theatre the actor is totally surrounded by the audience . Entrances to the acting area are normally made through the audience at the four corners of the stage. In a thrust stage theatre the actor is surrounded on three sides by the audience-- the fourth side contains the scenery. Entrances to the acting area are made through the scenery upstage and through the audience at the two front corners of the stage.
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In a proscenium house the the actor is on a raised platform in front of the audience. Scenery typically fills the space behind, upstage of, the actor. Entrances to the playing space are made through the scenery. 2. What was the name of the first proscenium theatre? Where was it built? When? The 3000 seat Teatro Farnese , the first permanent proscenium theatre, was built into the Great Hall of the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma , Italy in 1618 . For slightly more information, link to Question 24 on the Renaissance Theatre: Italy web page. (See the color picture of the auditorium on page 280 of Wilson and Goldfarb ). Grand Theatre, London, Ontario Detail: Proscenium Theatre 3. What is the proscenium arch? The
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