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Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
Listing of over 1700 jargon terms

Amdram.co.uk
Full of links and information about the Amateur scene in the UK.

AACT American Association of Community Theater.

StageWork - Resources about the backstage work of the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Birmingham Rep

National Association of Youth Theatre (UK)

NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association, UK)

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Stageplays.com

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ACTING AREA
That area within the performance space within which the actor may move in full view of the audience. Also known as the playing area
This term is also used to describe the smaller subdivisions of the main stage area which are lit separately by the lighting designer (e.g. 'The stage is split into 6 acting areas, 3 downstage and 3 upstage').
(Also the name of an early Strand down-lighting floodlight - known as 'Ack Ack').



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