Synonyms of 'Theatre terms'
actbackstagecatastrophechorus(in classical Greek drama) the actors who sang the chorus and commented on the action of the play circleComédie Françaisethe French national theatre, founded in Paris in 1680 coup de théâtrea stage success crush bara bar at a theatre for serving drinks during the intervals of a play cuecurtaina hanging cloth or similar barrier for concealing all or part of a theatre stage from the audience curtain callcurtain-raisercurtain speecha talk given in front of the curtain after a stage performance, often by the author or an actor downstagethe front half of the stage dramatis personaeentr'actean interval between two acts of a play or opera entrancethe coming of an actor or other performer onto a stage exitthe act of going offstage first nightfirst-night nervesflata rectangular wooden frame covered with painted canvas, etc, used to form part of a stage setting fliesthe space above the stage out of view of the audience, used for storing scenery, etc fluffa mistake, esp in speaking or reading lines or performing music front of housethe areas of a theatre, opera house, etc, used by the audience gallerya narrow raised platform at the side or along the back of the stage for the use of technicians and stagehands godsthe gallery of a theatre greasepaintgreenroom(esp formerly) a backstage room in a theatre where performers may rest or receive visitors haman actor who overacts or relies on stock gestures or mannerisms housethe audience in a theatre or cinema juvenilean actor who performs youthful roles leading ladyleading manlinesthe words of a particular role monologuea long speech made by one actor in a play, film, etc, esp when alone noises offoff-Broadwayoff-off-Broadwayoff-off-Broadway productions collectively offstagethat part of a stage, as the wings, not visible to the audience opera housea theatre designed for opera orchestra pitthe space reserved for musicians in a theatre, immediately in front of or under the stage overactpromptto remind (an actor, singer, etc) of lines forgotten during a performance promptera person offstage who reminds the actors of forgotten lines or cues propproscenium archthe arch separating the stage from the auditorium restingrolescenethe stage, esp of a theatre in ancient Greece or Rome scene dock or baya place in a theatre where scenery is stored, usually near the stage scenerythe painted backcloths, stage structures, etc, used to represent a location in a theatre or studio scriptsoliloquythe act of speaking alone or to oneself, esp as a theatrical device soubrettea minor female role in comedy, often that of a pert lady's maid speecha talk or address delivered to an audience stagethe platform in a theatre where actors perform stage directionan instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play stage doora door at a theatre leading backstage stage frightstagehanda person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production stage leftthe part of the stage to the left of a performer facing the audience stage managera person who supervises the stage arrangements of a theatrical production stage rightthe part of the stage to the right of a performer facing the audience stage-struckstage whispera loud whisper from one actor to another on stage intended to be heard by the audience stallsthe area of seats on the ground floor of a theatre or cinema nearest to the stage or screen theatre-in-the-rounda theatre with seats arranged around a central acting area Thespianunderstudyunitiesupstagethe back half of the stage wingsthe space offstage to the right or left of the acting area in a theatre ▷ See theatre
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Word List of Theatre terms from the Collins English Word Lists