Intro to Theatre Types of Stages Review

Intro to Theatre Types of Stages Review - Types of Stages...

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Types of Stages: Arena stage or theatre in the round Audience sits on all four sides of the stage. Actors enter down the same aisles the audience uses This stage works well with an intimate feel, a smaller cast, and a limited number of set pieces. Scene changes for this set are usually limited because it clutters the stage and blocks the audiences' view. Proscenium stage The proscenium stage is like a picture frame a curtain may be used for scene shifts audience sits on one side. Actors use stage right (SR) stage left (SL) and upstage areas (UL, UC, UR) for entrances occasionally this stage has a small apron. This stage works well with both multiple sets and unit
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Unformatted text preview: sets. Multiple sets are easier to shift or fly on this stage the stage can handle a larger cast. Thrust stage Downstage (D) area expands the apron so audience sits on three sides. Stage area includes both expanded apron and upstage (U). Actors may enter from the same aisles the audience uses as well as UL, UR, and UC. This stage offers both an intimate style and flexible stage. Multiple stage sets are possible and cast size may be large or small. Flexible stage/Black Box Can take many forms. The audience and performers can remain separate or be intermingled. The configuration of the stage can change during the course of the performance...
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  • Spring '14
  • LeeByron
  • Theatre, stage, Blocking, Proscenium, Parts of a theatre, Stage terminology

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