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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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BLOCKING
The process of arranging moves to be made by the actors during the play, recorded by stage management in the prompt script. Positions at the start of scenes are noted, as are all movements around the stage (using terms such as 'Gardener X DSL' meaning the Gardener crosses to downstage left.)
Stages which are not end-on must often use alternative notation, sometimes based on the clock face or the points of a compass.
Blocking Notation


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