Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

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.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See 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.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
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

Howes Acting Terms

TermDefinition
To improvise stage business or conversation Ad Lib
the area behind the set or that part of the stage that is not visible to the audience Backstage
an acting role with very few lines Bit Part
any specific action performed on the stage Business
a movement in a direction opposite to a cross to balance the stage picture Counter Cross
the movement by an actor from one location onstage to another Cross
the last words, action, or technical effect that immediately precedes any line or business Cue
the curtain or drapery that shuts off the stage from the audience Curtain
to break into the speech of another character Cut In
the part of the stage toward the audience Downstage
a technical term, placing furnishings, pictures, and similar items to complete and balance the set Dressing the Stage
to move onto the stage Enter
to leave the stage Exit
items such as tools, weapons, or luggage carried onstage by an individual actor Hand Props
terms used to refer to the stage from an actor's point of view, not from that of the audience Left and Right
off the visible stage Offstage
on the visible stage Onstage
to speak when someone else is speaking Overlap
the movement or sweep of the play as it progresses Pace
small props that are usually carried in an actor's costume, such as money, matches, a pipe, or pen Personal Props
the stage command for actors to take their positions at the opening of an act or scene Places
the main characters in a play or the named characters in a musical Principles
all the stage furnishings, including furniture and those items brought onstage by actors set/the scenery for an act or scene Properties
properties set onstage for the use of actors Set Props
attracting attention from the person to whom the audience's interest legitimately belongs Stealing a Scene
the unstated or "between the lines" meaning that an actor must draw from the script Subtext
giving an actor the freedom to move over the entire stage area Taking the Stage
the area toward the rear of the stage - away from the audience Upstage
a small acting part that has no lines Walk on
Created by: howesmi
Popular Music sets

 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards