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Relating to theatre and acting

acting

noun

the job or skill of performing in plays and films

amateur dramatics

noun

the production of plays by amateurs

dark

adjective

if a theatre is dark, there are no performances there during a particular time

dramatic

adjective

relating to the theatre or plays

front of house

noun

the activities in a theatre, cinema, or concert hall that involve dealing with members of the public

go up

if the curtain goes up in a theatre, it is raised or opened at the beginning of a performance

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

used for mentioning a film or play where an actor appears

method acting

noun

preparation for an acting role in which the actor gets real experience of the life of the type of character that he or she will play

mise-en-scène

noun

the way that furniture and other objects are arranged on a theatre stage

on

adverb, preposition

used for saying that an actor or performer can be seen appearing on the stage or screen

opposite

preposition

together with someone else as the other of the two main actors in a play or film

rep

noun

a repertory company or theatre

repertory

noun

a system used by theatres in which a group of actors regularly perform different plays during a particular period of time

season

noun

a period of time during which a play or a series of plays is performed

the stage

noun

life as a performer, especially the profession of acting

stagecraft

noun

all the skills used in the theatre, for example effective use of lights, movement, and language

stage fright

noun

fear felt by actors or singers before a performance, or by other people before doing something important

stage name

noun

a name used by a performer instead of their real name

stagestruck

adjective

someone who is stagestruck loves performing and wants to become an actor or singer

staging

noun

the process of organizing a show in a theatre

theatre

noun

the activity or job of writing, performing, or organizing performances of plays

theatrical

adjective

relating to the business and art of theatre

mumming

noun

theatricality

noun

theatrically

adverb

thespian

adjective

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