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deus ex machina

deus ex machina  

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(Latin, god from the machine)The phrase refers to the theatrical device whereby a supernatural agency is introduced to solve the dramatic situation; hence, any artificial, introduced, external, and ...
grid

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Or Gridiron, open framework from 5 ft. to 10 ft. below the stage roof from which scenery or lights can be hung. It can be made of wood or metal ...
hanamichi

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The ‘flower path’ in Japanese, a characteristic feature of the kabuki stage, is a platform a little less than a metre wide, the same height as the stage, running from ...
machines in the Elizabethan theatre

machines in the Elizabethan theatre  

Little was needed to adapt the mechanical winches used in the Elizabethan construction industry for theatrical flying from the ‘heavens’ and for unassisted ascent from or descent into ‘hell’, but ...
special effects

special effects  

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(SFX, visual effects)See also green screen; motion capture; rotoscope; travelling matte.1. In film and television, either trick shots designed to deceive the viewer—for example, the digital matte ...

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