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Theatre Vocab List #

vocab terms for Intro to theatre class

Monologue A long speech by a single character
Monotone Literally "one-tone", a boring vocal delivery with no emotion or change in pitch, pacing, or emphasis
Gibberish An expressive language of sounds and gestures used in acting
Five W's The who, what, where, when, and why of any situation, scene or play.
Articulation- Clearly enunciating vowel and consonant sounds for clarity of speech
Projection Speaking loudly enough(without yelling)for the entire audience to hear
Pitch The highness or lowness of the voice
Range The vocal variety of pitches for an actor, ranging from low to high.
Lines The dialogue for the play; the words the actors say in a performance
Role A part in the play; the character played by an actor
Stage The area where the action of a play takes place; to "stage" a play means to rehearse and then perform it.
Character A person in a play, or the personality of that person
Personification Giving human characteristics to a nonhuman object or animal
Rehearsal Practicing a piece of theatre; preparing for a perfomance
Act One of the major sections of a play or opera
Scenes The smaller units of a play like chapters are to a book.
Duet A work written to be spoken by two people
Motivation The reason why a character is doing or saying something
Memorization The acting skill of remembering where and how to perform rehearsed movements, actions, and dialogue
Blocking The planning and working out of the actors' stage movements
Floor plan A line drawing of a stage set as seen from above showing the placement on the stage floor of the scenic elements
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