Thursday, October 14, 2010

Types of Stages and Stage Areas

Three types of stages and the stage areas...

Proscenium Stage:

proscenium stage has an audience on ONE SIDE.

thrust stage has an audience on THREE SIDES.  It's "thrust" into the audience.  It's diagrammed JUST LIKE THE PROSCENIUM STAGE above.

An arena stage (theater-in-the-round) has an audience on ALL SIDES, and is diagrammed like a compass (N, E, W, S, NE, SE, NW, SW, and C) or the face of a clock (digits 1 through 12 and C).