Glossary: The SM’s Working Vocabulary



The vocabulary in some professions can be like another language. Fortunately, most terms in theatre are familiar. It is a matter of learning how they are used within the context and framework of a production.

Do not try to read this section in one sitting, and above all, do not feel that you must master each term. Your initial contact is the most important part. Later, as you continue to read this book and as you work and grow, these terms will have relevance.

Each term is defined for the SM and delivered from this point of view. For many definitions, additional information is given to create a greater picture and understanding. In some definitions, technical details have been simplified or left out. ...

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