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Types of Stages

Ancillary Areas:
Ancillary Areas:

Proscenium stage: A proscenium theatre is what we usually think of as a "theatre". Its primary feature is the Proscenium, a "picture frame" placed around the front of the playing area of an end stage. The frame is the Proscenium; the wings are spaces on either side, extending off-stage.

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Arena Theatres
Arena Theatres

Arena Theatre: An Arena stage is characterized by a central stage surrounded by audience on all sides. The stage area is also often raised to improve sightlines.

Autobiographicals
Autobiographicals

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Black-box or Studio Theatres
Black-box or Studio Theatres

A black box theater (or experimental theater) consists of a simple, somewhat unadorned performance space, usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor. It is a relatively recent innovation in theatre.

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Comedy
Comedy

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End Stage:
End Stage:

End stage: The last phase in the course of a progressive disease. As in end-stage liver disease, end-stage lung disease, end-stage renal disease, end-stage cancer, etc. The term "end stage" has come to replace "terminal".

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Flexible Theatre:
Flexible Theatre:

– Thrust theatre stage: A thrust theatre stage is known by its arrangement which consists of being surrounded by audience on three sides. The Fourth side serves as the background. Often the playing area is of square or rectangular shape, usually raised and surrounded by raked seating.

Fringe Theatre
Fringe Theatre

Fringe theatre is theatre that is experimental in style or subject matter. The term comes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In London, the fringe is small-scale theatres, many of them located above pubs, and the equivalent to New York's Off-Off-Broadway theatres and Europe's "free theater" groups.

Hippodromes
Hippodromes

Where the stage is open and without curtains, they are sometimes known as end stages or open stages. Hippodromes Hippodromes are similar to circuses and have a central circular arena surrounded by concentric tiered seating.

Immersive Theatre
Immersive Theatre

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Melodrama
Melodrama

A melodrama is a dramatic work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization. Characters are often simply drawn, and may appear stereotyped.

Open air Theatres
Open air Theatres

Although theater came firmly insidewith the introduction of the proscenium arch, open-air drama,whether on the streets or in municipal parks, has never died out. Britain's best known outdoor venue is the Open Air Theatrein Regent's Park, London. Ben Greet began to stage plays in the parkwith his Woodland Players in 1900.

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Platform Stages
Platform Stages

is that stage is a phase while platform is a raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made. As verbs the difference between stage and platform is that stage is to produce on a stage, to perform a play while platform is to furnish with or shape into a.

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Profile Theatres:
Profile Theatres:

Profile Theatres: These type of theatres are usually used in existing or “found space” theatres, for example converted from the original space usage. The Audience is often placed on risers to either side of the playing space, with little or no audience on either end of the “stage”. Actors are staged in profile to the audience.

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Proscenium Stages
Proscenium Stages

Stage Types: – Proscenium stage: A proscenium it can be said that it’s a “window” that frames the play taking place on the stage. This type of stage, gives everyone in the audience a good view because the performers need only focus on one direction rather than continually moving around the stage to give a good view from all sides.

Theatres in-the-Round
Theatres in-the-Round

A theatre in the round, arena theatre or central staging is a space for theatre in which the audience surrounds the stage. The Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre in Seattle, Washington was the first theatre-in-the-round venue built in the United States.

Thrust Theatres:
Thrust Theatres:

Thrust Stage with Proscenium Arc However there are ways around the sight-line problems a thrust stage offers – in the 1960s and 70s new thrust theatre buildings started to incorporate a shallow proscenium style recess in the back wall.

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Tragedy
Tragedy

The stage—in both comedy and tragedy—should feature noble characters (this would eliminate many low-characters, typical of the farce, from Corneille's comedies). Noble characters should not be depicted as vile (reprehensible actions are generally due to non-noble characters in Corneille's plays).