Stage Movement & Blocking: Definition & Rules


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If a director told an actor standing on center stage to move both downstage and stage left, the diagonal motion would take them to what part of a nine-segmented stage?

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1. What is the directional difference between basic strong and basic weak movements?

2. Who is responsible for blocking the motion of a play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you were acting in a play and the script told you to exit stage left, do you know which way you'd go? Check your understanding of terms related to stage movement and blocking by using this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see how much you know about:

  • Person(s) responsible for blocking the motion of a play
  • Basic strong vs. basic weak movements
  • Where an actor faces when the blocking tells them to be 'open'
  • Why stage left is also called house right

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on stage movement and blocking
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how stage movement works
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as basic weak movements and basic strong movements

Additional Learning

If you'd like to review more, visit the lesson called Stage Movement & Blocking: Definition & Rules. Use this lesson any time to:

  • Define 'blocking'
  • Identify staging directions with a stage diagram
  • Review blocking positions