Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Theater Vocab

Actor/Actress A male or female person who performs a role in a play, work of theater, or movie
Blocking The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage.
Center Stage The center of middle of the stage
Character/Characterzation The development and portrayal of a personality through thought, action, dialogue, costuming, and makeup
Climax The point of greatest dramatic tension in theater work
Comedy A theatrical work that is intentionally humorous
Cue A signal, verbal or physical, that indicates it to the actor.
Dialogue The conversation between actors on stage.
Director The person who oversees the entire process
Downstage The stage area toward the audience
Dress rehearsal The final few rehearsals prior to opening night in which the show is run with full makeup and costumes
Gesture An expressive movement of the body.
Improvisation No script on the spot
Monologue A long speech by a signal character
Musical Theater A type of theater containing music songs dance
Pantomime Acting without words though movement
Play The stage representation of a story; a dramatic composition
Playwright A person who writes a play
Props Items carried on stage by an actor or items used on set
Proscenium Frame of the stage
Rehearsal Practice sessions in which actors and technicians prepare for public performances
Run-through A rehearsal moving from start to finish without stopping.
Script The written text of a play.
Stage The area where actors perform
Stage Crew The backstage technical crew responsible for running the show-move set pieces
Stage Manager The directors assistant in charge of the backstage
Stage Left The left side of the stage from the pov of the actor
Stage Right The right side of the stage from the pov of the actor
Theater To imitate or represent life in performance for other people.
Tragedy A theatrical work that focuses on great suffering
Upstage The stage area way from the audiece
Created by: lillywolfe