Test Your Technical Theatre Knowledge

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What is stagecraft in theatrical, film, and video production?

Who may execute stagecraft in theatrical, film, and video production?

What is scenography in theatrical, film, and video production?

Which civilization made extensive use of stagecraft in their theatre?

Where were plays held during Medieval times?

Where was modern stagecraft developed during the 16th and 17th centuries?

What type of stages were constructed in France around the time of the English Restoration?

During which era in England did stagecraft develop rapidly with the emergence of the West End?

What paved the way for the development of special effects in film during the latter part of the 19th-century?

Summary

Technical Aspects of Theatrical, Film, Video Production:

  • Stagecraft is a technical aspect of theatrical, film, and video production.
  • It includes constructing and rigging scenery, hanging and focusing lighting, design and procurement of costumes, make-up, stage management, audio engineering, and procurement of props.
  • Stagecraft is distinct from the wider umbrella term of scenography.
  • It is primarily the practical implementation of a scenic designer's artistic vision.
  • Stagecraft may be executed by a single person or a team of designers, carpenters, electricians, stagehands, stitchers, wigmakers, etc.
  • Greek theatre made extensive use of stagecraft, and Greek vocabulary and practice continue to influence contemporary Western stagecraft.
  • Plays of Medieval times were held in different places such as the streets of towns and cities, performed by traveling, secular troupes.
  • More modern stagecraft was developed in England between 1576 and 1642.
  • Proscenium stages were constructed in France around the time of the English Restoration.
  • Stagecraft during the Victorian era in England developed rapidly with the emergence of the West End.
  • The technologies developed during the latter part of the 19th-century paved the way for the development of special effects to be used in film.
  • Modern theatrical lighting is electrically-based and comprises many sub-disciplines.

Description

Take our quiz on the technical aspects of theatrical, film, and video production to test your knowledge on constructing and rigging scenery, lighting, costumes, audio engineering, and more. From Greek theatre to modern-day stagecraft, learn about the evolution of this field and its influence on contemporary Western stagecraft. See how much you know about the history and development of stagecraft, and discover the sub-disciplines of modern theatrical lighting. Challenge yourself with our quiz and become an expert on the technical aspects

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