GLOSSARY - V

valance -- a small drapery that runs across the tops of the grand drape, hiding the hardware that suspends it
variety show -- a program which may contain songs, dances, skits, acrobatics, magic, and other entertainment
vaudeville -- a collection of variety acts also featuring sketches and short plays in which leading actors performed
velours -- velvet-like curtains used to dress a stage
verse -- strongly patterned language.
version -- a script that has been altered or adapted from its original form
vignette -- a cameo, or a cutting from a larger dramatic piece
villain -- the antagonist in a play
vista change -- the changing of a set or scene in full view of the audience
visual cue -- a cue that the operator runs when she sees something happen on stage; warned, but not called by the stage manager