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  1. Introduction to Theater: Theatrical Staging Terms

  2. Theater Staging Basics • 9 areas on a stage: 1. Center 2.Down Stage Left 3.Stage Left 4. Up Stage Left 5.Down Stage Right 6.Stage Right 7.Up Stage Right 8.Down Stage Center 9.Up Stage Center

  3. Apron • Area in front of the main curtain. • Used for bows • Also can be used for performances in between set changes • The width of each apron varies between theaters.

  4. Wings • Off stage • Used during a rehearsal or performance • Sides of stage • Hidden by the “legs”

  5. Legs • Smaller curtains on the sides of the stage • Used to hide backstage • Create Depth


  6. Cyclorama • Back wall area of the stage • Curtain hides unit set pieces

  7. Internet Videos • Center Stage • Left, Center, Up and Down Stage • Using the Stage • The Apron • Where are the Wings? • The Legs • The Cyclorama • How to use the curtains • http://www.ehow.com/video_2389457_center-stage_-theatrical-staging-basics.html

  8. Diagram of a stage • Label the diagram with the following words: center stage, wings, legs, cyclorama, orchestra pit, apron, upstage right, upstage left, downstage right, downstage left