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Strictly, a bounce is a white or light blue cloth onto which light is bounced to backlight another cloth.
The Association of British Theatre Technicians, which was formed in 1961 as a charity, to provide a forum for discussion among theatre technicians, architects and managers of all disciplines, and disseminate information of a technical nature, to all its members.1) Subdivision between sections of a play.
A short play is a ' One-Act-er', a play with one interval has two Acts etc. 2) The thing Actors can do which makes them different from Techies (!! A change of either scenery, lighting, costume, props or other technical elements between acts of a play or musical.
A horizontal rope, wire or chain attached at either end of a piece of scenery or lighting bar pulling it upstage or downstage of its naturally hanging position to allow another flying item to pass, or to improve its position. In a hemp house, to ' Brail' a static piece a single dead line was put round the 'short' and 'long' line to move the piece to a new position.
A running brail was a breast which allowed the flown piece still to fly in or out, in its new position.
Theatres with little backstage space may have to reconfigure scenery stored offstage during the interval so that the next act runs smoothly.