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People who work in theatres and cinemas

art director

noun

someone whose job is to decide about the clothes, lights, and scenery for a play or film

compère

noun

someone whose job is to introduce the performers in a show, especially in the theatre. The American word is emcee or master of ceremonies.

costumier

noun

a person or company that provides costumes for the theatre or for people to wear to parties

dresser

noun

someone whose job is to look after an actor’s clothes and help them to dress for a play

projectionist

noun

someone whose job is to operate a projector at a cinema

prompter

noun

someone whose job is to remind actors what to say when they forget their words

stagehand

noun

someone who works in a theatre, moving objects used on the stage

usher

noun

someone whose job is to show people where to sit, for example in a cinema or theatre or at a wedding

usherette

noun

a woman whose job is to show people where to sit in a cinema or theatre

wardrobe

noun

the department of a theatre, a film production, or a television company that is responsible for the actors’ costumes

wardrobe mistress

noun

a woman with responsibility for the wardrobe department of a theatre, a film production, or a television company

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