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Theatre for the Techies!

Created by kristyn2003

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Theatre for the Techies game quiz
"I notice there are many theatre quizzes on this site, but NONE about the technical side! So if you enjoy going to the theatre, take this quiz to see how much you know about what goes on BEHIND the scenes!"

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1. A light left burning overnight on stage to keep friendly spirits illuminated and unfriendly spirits at bay is called a what?
    Answer: (two words: are theatres haunted?)


2. What is the term commonly used to describe a meeting between the stage manager, director and lighting/sound technicians to organize the cues?
    Cue Tech
    Actors' Tech
    Paper Tech
    Stage Tech


3. What is the name of the structure that frames the stage opening?
    it has no name
    prosthesis
    proscenium arch
    frame


4. In theatre, special effects are often achieved by using a curtain (sometimes made of muslin) which, depending upon the lighting, can either be transparent or opaque. What is this called?
    scrim
    sheer
    skid
    skaff


5. What is the term for an insert, usually made of metal, which you slide into a light to create a special effect in light and shadow?
    gebo
    grid
    gobo
    gel


6. The term for light which can be seen in undesired areas of the stage is what?
    bleed
    spark
    splash
    spill


7. The name for the part of a fresnel which allow you to focus the light is what?
    stall doors
    shutters
    focus flaps
    barn doors


8. The term "bulb" is never used in theatre to describe a lightbulb. What is the preferred term?
    globe
    lamp
    candle
    instrument


9. A piece of unscripted action, often comic in intention, used to establish a character or fill a pause in dialogue is called what?
    blocking
    improv
    fill
    business


10. A journalist who writes reviews for theatre productions is called a what?
    Answer: (One Word)


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Compiled Feb 09 13