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  1. Theatre VY_32_INOVACE_AJ3r0101 Jaroslava Dlabajová

  2. PARTS OF A THEATRE GALLERY UPPER CIRCLE DRESS CIRCLE ROW STAGE AUDITORIUM ORCHESTRA PIT STALLS Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_State_Theater_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

  3. GALLERY/GODS SPOTLIGHTS BOX Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salle_Favart_proscenium.jpg

  4. Partsof a theatrebuildingCompletethe text withmissingwords: • TheatricalPERFORMANCES are mostlyperformed in a theatrebuilding. Thetwomainpartsof a theatrebuilding are a S _ _ _ _ _ and anA _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

  5. Auditorium • The place in front ofthestage, wheretheorchestrasits and playsforan opera or a balletisan O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ P _ _. • Theseats on thegroundfloor are S _ _ _ _ _. • A line ofseatsside by sideis a R _ _.

  6. Thefirstrowofseatsabovethegroundleveliscalled D _ _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ . • The second levelofseatsabovethegroundiscalledthe U _ _ _ _ C_ _ _ _ _. • Thehighestupperflooriscalledthe G _ _ _ _ _ or G _ _ _.

  7. On bothsidesofthetheatrethere are B_ _ es, fromwhich a smallgroupofpeoplecanwatchthe play.

  8. Checkyouranswers: Theatricalperformances are mostlyperformed in a theatrebuilding. Thetwomainpartsof a theatrebuilding are a STAGE and anAUDITORIUM.

  9. Auditorium • The place in front ofthestage, wheretheorchestrasits and playsforan opera or a balletisanORCHESTRA PIT. Theseats on thegroundfloor are STALLS. • A line ofseatsside by sideis a ROW.

  10. ThefirstlevelofseatsabovethegroundiscalledDRESS CIRCLE. • The second levelofseatsabovethegroundiscalledtheUPPER CIRCLE. • ThehighestupperflooriscalledtheGALLERYorGODS.

  11. On bothsidesofthetheatrethere are BOXES, fromwhich a smallgroupofpeoplecanwatchthe play.

  12. What do youthink? • Which theatreseats are better: stalls, dress circle, upper circleorgallery? • Why do youthink so?

  13. Sample answers:

  14. THE STAGE CURTAIN SPOTLIGHTS STAGE SET WINGS Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tibbits_Opera_House_Proscenium.JPG

  15. MATCH THE WORDS TO THEIR DEFINITIONS: • A PIECE OF CLOTH SEPARATING THE STAGE FROM AUDITORIUM THAT CAN BE MOVED UP OR DOWN • THE SIDES OF THE STAGE WHERE AN ACTOR CANNOT BE SEEN BY THE AUDIENCE • SOMETHING TO REPRESENT THE SCENE OF THE ACTION OF A PLAY (E.G. FURNITURE ) • A LAMP WHICH CAN SEND A SINGLE RAY OF BRIGHT LIGHT ONTO A SMALL AREA • STAGE SET • SPOTLIGHT • CURTAIN • WING

  16. WORDSEARCH – FIND 11 WORDSPEOPLE ON THE STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENE

  17. CHECK THE WORDS YOU HAVE FOUNDPEOPLE ON THE STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENE

  18. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: STAGE DESIGNER LIGHTING TECHNICIAN MAKE-UP ARTIST BALLET DANCER ACTOR SOUND TECHNICIAN COSTUME DESIGNER STAGE HAND PROMPTER ACTRESS DIRECTOR

  19. Buying a ticket • Wecanbuytickets in person direct froma box officeorwecanbookthem in advance by telephoneor online via the internet. • Regulartheatregoers make use ofsubscriptions.

  20. Someotherwordsrelated to theatre • peoplewatching a play = audience • place whereyoucanleaveyourcoat = cloakroom • person whoshowspeople to theirseats = usher/usherette

  21. PERFORMANCE (= theshowingofthe play) theopening performance = firstnight • practicing a play beforeyouperformit to otherpeople= rehearsal • (verb: rehearse) • the last, completerehearsal in costumesbeforethefirst performance = dressrehearsal

  22. At the end ofthe performance • the audience applauds/claps • theperformersappear to bow and receiveapplausefromthe audience (= curtain call) • the audience rises to theirfeet and clapstheirhands= standingovation

  23. REPERTOIRE • a list ofplaysthatanactor/ companyisable to perform • e.g. comedies, tragedies, musicals, operas, ballets, pantomimes, puppetshows

  24. Completethe text withsuitablewords: Whenyouarriveatthetheatreyoucanleaveyourcoat in a c_ _ _ _ r _ _ _. The u_ _ _ _ checksyourticket and showsyou to yourseat. After manyr _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ thefirstn _ _ _ _ of a newproducitonof A MidsummerNight´sDreamis on tonight. At the end ofeachp_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ theaudience a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and theactors b_ _. Thereare usuallyseveral c_ _ _ _ _ _ c_ _ _ _.

  25. Checkyouranswers: Whenyouarriveatthetheatreyoucanleaveyourcoat in a cloakroom.Theusherchecksyourticket and showsyou to yourseat. After manyrehearsalsthefirstnight of a newproductionof A MidsummerNight´sDreamis on tonight. At the end ofeachperformancetheaudienceapplaudsand theactorsbow. Thereare usuallyseveralcurtaincalls.

  26. Speakingactivity: • Describeyour last visit to thetheatre. Whatwas on? • Whatisthedifferencebetweenwatching a play in a theatre and a film in thecinema? Which do youprefer and why? • Whatisthedifferencebetween a dressrehearsal and thefirst night? • Haveyoueverperformed in a play?

  27. Sources: • www.office.microsoft.comhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salle_Favart_proscenium.jpg • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_York_State_Theater_by_David_Shankbone.jpg • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tibbits_Opera_House_Proscenium.JPG • Oxfordský studijní slovník, Oxford University Press, 2010