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Parts of Stages
Transcript of Parts of Stages
Cyclorama or Cyc
Border or Teaser
The Grand Drape
The front curtain used to open and close the Acts of a show. Usually made out of expensive fabric in a rich color.
The area of the stage in front of the Grand Drape.
The area of the stage behind the Grand Drape where most of the actor movement takes place.
Drapes that are used to close off parts of the stage....example mid-stage traveler (curtain that closes off the stage at the half way point) back traveler (back curtain that hides the back wall)... they include the Grand Drape
Short curtains that hang along the lighting to mask/ hide the hanging lights or set peices.
Curtains hanging at the side of the stage that only come onto stage part of the way....used to mask the back stage areas from audience view.
Peice of specialty fabric hung on the back wall used to create special lighting effects. It is always white.
Metal pipes that scenery, backdrops, or curtains are attached to on stage. These battens are what hangs things for the fly.
Metal pipes that have electricity and electric sockets on them and are used for lights.
A peice of Muslin (cotton fabric) that scenic pictures or set locations are painted on and hung from the battens.
Speical fabric when lite from behind shows sillouettes, and when lite from the front is opaque.
The area of the theater where the audience sits.
The area behind and beside the stage where sets are stored, and actors wait for entrances to the stage.
The area of the theater building where the acting and show takes place.
Area above the stage where things can be hung and can move up and down onto the stage.