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Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms

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OVER 1865 TERMS NOW LISTED, AND MORE ADDED REGULARLY!
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This glossary listing is based in the UK. I have included US terms where known.
Please contact me with additions and translations !
© Jon Primrose / Lightheart Design 1997-2013

See also NEW THEATRE WORDS:

New Theatre Words is an illustrated international vocabulary, published by OISTAT in three volumes (see table below). 

Copies can be purchased through the Association of British Theatre Technicians (UK Centre of OISTAT).

Words are systematically classified by reference number in a hierarchic fashion and are grouped together under topics and subtopics for easy and convenient translation. The topics for these groups are taken from the general concept of how a theatre works. Words, as well as topics and subtopics, have unique reference numbers.
 
WORLD EDITION NORTHERN EUROPE CENTRAL EUROPE
English
French
German
Spanish
Japanese
Korean
Russian
English
French
German
Swedish
Danish
Finnish
Icelandic
Norwegian
Estonian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Russian
English
French
German 
Dutch
Czech
Hungarian
Polish
Romanian
Slovenian
Bulgarian
Russian
Yugoslavian

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