A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Z

Understudy: A performer hired to do a role only if the hired featured player is unable to perform.
Unit Objective: The purpose of the unit in terms of the superobjective of the play. This must be expressed as a simple active sentence.
Unit of Action: A discrete piece of action in the play. This is marked by a significant change in action either by the characters concerned, a character leaving, a new character entering or a new scene.
Unit Set: A set that can serve as several different settings by changing only one or two set pieces, or by adding different set dressing.
Upstage: The area located at the back of the stage; away from the audience. As a verb: when one actor deliberately draws the attention of the audience to himself for purely selfish purposes.
USL: Upstage left.
USR: Upstage right.

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