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    CASUALS
    Part-time temporary technicians (paid by the hour).


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    AD LIB
    From Latin Ad libitum meaning "at one's pleasure".
    The presence of mind by an actor to improvise when;
    1) another actor fails to enter on cue
    2) the normal progress of the play is disturbed
    3) lines are forgotten
    4) It may also be a bad habit developed by some actors whereby unnecessary "gags" are introduced into the dialogue.

    In the past, any business or words that were not in the scripted act 'as known' would be seen as a breach of contract by some No.1 Managements. 


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    CUT CLOTH
    See CLOTH.


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    SET
    1) To prepare the stage for action. (verb) - e.g. 'Have you set the chairs for Act 1?'
    2) The complete stage setting for a scene or act. (noun) - e.g.'What's the set for the finale?' French: d?cors.


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