File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 128


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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:52:41 +1000
Subject: [Puptcrit] and not all teasers are teasers either......


some teasers are actually tabs that are lowered from the fly tower just enough to replicate a teaser......... confused now?
A tab is the full size in height and width of the stage and are placed to shorten the depth of a stage...which in some theatres can be huge. Scenes can be changed behind them as well and they can be used as a front of house curtain although these are usually travellers....that is two half tabs that can move sideways as well as up and down.
Something to mention at parties.....the legs immediatley behind the first teaser are often a different colour and are called french's because the French prefered a soft proscenium rather than a constructed one! Legs, Tabs, Teasers etc are usually made of wool, brushed to reduce light reflection and treated with fire guard...a result of many theatres meeting a flaming end due to curtains brushing naked flame lights, hot lamps etc.

Just thought Id mention it

Daniel
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