Locations on the Proscenium Stage Audience UR UL SR SL DR DL On the stage there

Locations on the proscenium stage audience ur ul sr

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Locations on the Proscenium Stage Audience UR UL SR SL DR DL On the stage there needs to be a way to tell actors and technicians where to go. Therefore the stage is broken up into sections. These sections are based on the person standing on the stage looking out at the audience. The stage right side of the stage is the actor’s right, their left would be stage left . If you remember on the last slide there was an Upstage and a Downstage. This will also break down into up right and down right, or up left and down left. Upstage is away from the audience while downstage is closer to the audience.
Thrust Stage This stage is directly related to how the Greeks performed their shows, the audience on three sides This type of stage is a nice blend between a proscenium and arena stage, it has qualities of both The audience find themselves very close to the action Some vertical scenery and flying can take place in a thrust theatre along the side away from the audience Actors can enter from several different directions, including the audience through the vomitorium , or tunnel under the seating This gives the director more flexibility Vomitorium
Arena Theatre Just like a sporting arena, the audience is on all four sides allowing a very close relationship between actors and audience Designers have a more difficult situation as they can not use vertical scenery Play locations are typically defined by furniture and floors, such as interior or exterior scenic elements.

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