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Theater Terms #5

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Pace is the movement or sweep of the play as it progresses
Showmanship is a sense of theater and the ability to present oneself effectively to the audience; stage charisma
Bit part is an acting role with very few lines
Dressing the stage is keeping the stage picture balanced during the action
Ad lib is to extemporize stage business
Feeding is getting lines and actions in such a way that another actor can make a point or get a laugh
Foil an acting role which is used for personality comparison usually with the protagonist or main character
At rise is who and what are on stage when the curtain opens
Stage business is any specification other than movement performed on the stage such as picking up a book or turning on a TV
Cut is to stop or omit action
Exit or excent to leave the stage
Blocking yourself getting behind furniture or other actors so that you cannot be seen by the audience
Overlap is to speak when someone else is speaking
The set is the scenery for an act or scene
Plot is to plan stage business, as to "plot" the action to plan a speech by working out the phrasing, emphasis and inflection
Created by: KeyLime1600
 

 



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