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Green Room | official red-band trailer US (2016) Patrick Stewart Imogen Poots Anton Yelchin
Green Room | official red-band trailer US (2016) Patrick Stewart Imogen Poots Anton Yelchin
Published: 2016/02/02
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Green Room | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24
Green Room | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: A24
the green room with paul provenza-bill burr, colin quinn, russell peters
the green room with paul provenza-bill burr, colin quinn, russell peters
Published: 2012/08/07
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Green Room full movie - subtitle indonesia
Green Room full movie - subtitle indonesia
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: R. kurniawan
GREEN ROOM Trailer German Deutsch (2016)
GREEN ROOM Trailer German Deutsch (2016)
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: KinoCheck
GREEN ROOM: Why Dumb Decisions Matter | Screen Smart
GREEN ROOM: Why Dumb Decisions Matter | Screen Smart
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Ryan Hollinger
the green room with paul provenza 2.08
the green room with paul provenza 2.08
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: mcoffely
GREEN ROOM | Kritik & Review | 2016
GREEN ROOM | Kritik & Review | 2016
Published: 2016/05/31
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Green Room | Bunker Fight Scene | 1080p
Green Room | Bunker Fight Scene | 1080p
Published: 2016/06/29
Channel: EDGAR RENTON
the green room with paul provenza 2.01
the green room with paul provenza 2.01
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: mcoffely
LOST - GREEN ROOM feat DATO LOMIDZE
LOST - GREEN ROOM feat DATO LOMIDZE
Published: 2014/02/24
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ON THE ROAD - Green Room Feat Dato Lomidze
ON THE ROAD - Green Room Feat Dato Lomidze
Published: 2013/07/08
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Green Room - Movie Review
Green Room - Movie Review
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Chris Stuckmann
Green Room Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart Movie HD
Green Room Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart Movie HD
Published: 2016/01/17
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Green Room | First Attack Scene | 1080p
Green Room | First Attack Scene | 1080p
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: EDGAR RENTON
the green room with paul provenza 2.04
the green room with paul provenza 2.04
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: mcoffely
Into The Pit: The Making of Green Room
Into The Pit: The Making of Green Room
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Shosray
Green Room Dance Party with Ken Jeong and tWitch
Green Room Dance Party with Ken Jeong and tWitch
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: TheEllenShow
the green room with paul provenza 2.05
the green room with paul provenza 2.05
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: mcoffely
Green Room - nazi punks
Green Room - nazi punks
Published: 2016/05/14
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GREEN ROOM - Push me [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
GREEN ROOM - Push me [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: S.P. RECORDS
[PART 1] Bill Burr, Patrice O’Neal, Joe Rogan & More - Best Jokes, One-Liners & Comebacks
[PART 1] Bill Burr, Patrice O’Neal, Joe Rogan & More - Best Jokes, One-Liners & Comebacks
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: Fun Void
Half in the Bag Episode 108: Green Room
Half in the Bag Episode 108: Green Room
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: RedLetterMedia
Dave Attell
Dave Attell's Best Jokes In The Green Room (Really Quick Wits)
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: Fun Void
the green room with paul provenza 1.05
the green room with paul provenza 1.05
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: mcoffely
Green Room Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2016) - Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots Horror Movie HD
Green Room Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2016) - Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots Horror Movie HD
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Movieclips Trailers
Cráneo & Rels Beats - Green Room [GCRII] VIDEOCLIP
Cráneo & Rels Beats - Green Room [GCRII] VIDEOCLIP
Published: 2015/03/15
Channel: CraneoMedia
Green Room-Love story
Green Room-Love story
Published: 2014/01/26
Channel: QeTi jiniuzashvili
Green Room (2015) Patrick Stewart Best Scenes
Green Room (2015) Patrick Stewart Best Scenes
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Movie Scene Provider
How Patrick Stewart Became a Neo-Nazi for GREEN ROOM (Interview)
How Patrick Stewart Became a Neo-Nazi for GREEN ROOM (Interview)
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: ETC Show
The Green Room 1.2 - Patrice O
The Green Room 1.2 - Patrice O'Neal, Bob Saget, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard
Published: 2011/12/14
Channel: EscherReturns
Green Room | Death Scenes | 1080p60
Green Room | Death Scenes | 1080p60
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: EDGAR RENTON
Filmmaker Jeremey Saulnier Talks Neo-Nazis vs Punks and His New Thriller
Filmmaker Jeremey Saulnier Talks Neo-Nazis vs Punks and His New Thriller 'Green Room'
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: VICE
Green Room | Grab The Machete | Official Clip HD | A24
Green Room | Grab The Machete | Official Clip HD | A24
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: A24
GREEN ROOM - Tráiler español en HD
GREEN ROOM - Tráiler español en HD
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Las Horas Perdidas
[PART 2] Jimmy Carr, Jim Jefferies, Doug Stanhope & More - Best Jokes, One-Liners & Comebacks
[PART 2] Jimmy Carr, Jim Jefferies, Doug Stanhope & More - Best Jokes, One-Liners & Comebacks
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: Fun Void
【GREEN ROOM#1】 カントリー・ガールズ、℃-ute、Bitter & Sweetの舞台裏映像!ゲストMC:田﨑あさひ(Bitter & Sweet)
【GREEN ROOM#1】 カントリー・ガールズ、℃-ute、Bitter & Sweetの舞台裏映像!ゲストMC:田﨑あさひ(Bitter & Sweet)
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Girls Night Out
Full Interview With Green Room
Full Interview With Green Room's Anton Yelchin & Director Jeremy Saulnier (SJU Extra)
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Screen Junkies
5 Reasons You Should See GREEN ROOM!
5 Reasons You Should See GREEN ROOM!
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: Bobby Burns
The Green Room with Paul Provenza [2010] - Paul Mooney, Rain Pryor
The Green Room with Paul Provenza [2010] - Paul Mooney, Rain Pryor
Published: 2012/11/24
Channel: JusticeofComedy
the green room with paul provenza 1.01
the green room with paul provenza 1.01
Published: 2012/06/11
Channel: mcoffely
Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Saulnier & Anton Yelchin GREEN ROOM Exclusive Interview (JoBlo.com)
Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Saulnier & Anton Yelchin GREEN ROOM Exclusive Interview (JoBlo.com)
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: JoBlo Movie Trailers
the green room with paul provenza 1.06
the green room with paul provenza 1.06
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: mcoffely
Green Room reviewed by Mark Kermode
Green Room reviewed by Mark Kermode
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: kermodeandmayo
CIVIL WAR / GREEN ROOM : la fin de l
CIVIL WAR / GREEN ROOM : la fin de l'héroïsme ?
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Le Fossoyeur de Films
SCARY GREENROOM
SCARY GREENROOM
Published: 2014/08/27
Channel: Marije Oskam
【GREEN ROOM#38】 Buono!、研修生歌唱オーデ、Juice=Juice、チャオベラの裏側! ゲストMC:嗣永桃子(カントリー・ガールズ)
【GREEN ROOM#38】 Buono!、研修生歌唱オーデ、Juice=Juice、チャオベラの裏側! ゲストMC:嗣永桃子(カントリー・ガールズ)
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: Girls Night Out
the green room with paul provenza 2.03
the green room with paul provenza 2.03
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: mcoffely
ตัวอย่างภาพยนตร์ Green Room ล็อค เชือด ร็อก (Official Sub Thai)
ตัวอย่างภาพยนตร์ Green Room ล็อค เชือด ร็อก (Official Sub Thai)
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: MoviesMpictures
The Artistry of Green Room | Review & Analysis
The Artistry of Green Room | Review & Analysis
Published: 2016/11/11
Channel: Nyx Fears
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In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before and after a performance, and during the show when they are not engaged on stage. Green rooms typically have seating for the performers, such as upholstered chairs and sofas.

The origin of the term is often ascribed to such rooms historically being painted green.[1][2] The modern "green room" is usually not green at all.[citation needed]

Source of the term[edit]

Salón Verde ("Green Hall") at the Royal Theatre (Teatro Real) in Madrid (Spain). Note that the chairs, curtains and walls are predominantly green, from which the room takes its name.

The specific origin of the term is lost to history, which has led to many imaginative theories and claims. One story is that London's Blackfriars Theatre (1599) included a room behind the scenes, which happened to be painted green; here the actors waited to go on stage. It was called "the green room". Some English theatres contained several green rooms, each ranked according to the status and the salary of the actor: one could be fined for using a green room above one's station.[3][4]

Historical attributions of the term[edit]

Some theories have attempted to identify specific historical origins for the term. For example:

  • Richard Southern, in his studies of Medieval theatre in the round, states that in this period the acting area was called The Green. This central space, often grass-covered, was used by the actors, while the surrounding space and circular banks were occupied by the spectators. From this source then The Green has been a traditional actors' term for the stage. Even in proscenium arch theatres there was a tradition that a green stage cloth should be used for a tragedy. The green room could thus be considered the transition room on the way to the green/stage. Technical staff at some West End theatres (such as the London Coliseum) still refer to the stage as the green.

"Tiring house", "scene-room" and "green room"[edit]

  • In Shakespeare's day, the actors waited in a tiring house, probably because actors were attired (put on or changed costumes) in this space. Here it is mentioned by Peter Quince as he plans for his acting troupe to rehearse in the woods:

QUINCE: Pat, pat; and here's a marvellous convenient place for our rehearsal. This green plot shall be our stage, this hawthorn-brake our tiring-house; and we will do it in action as we will do it before the duke.

— Midsummer Night's Dream (approx 1595) - Act 3 Scene 1

...she took us up into the Tireing-rooms and to the women's Shift, where Nell was dressing herself and...then below into the Scene-room, and...here I read the Qu's (cues) to Knepp while she answered me, through all her part of Flora's Figarys...

  • It is possible that "green room" might be a corruption of scene room, the room where scenery was stored which doubled as the actors' waiting and warm-up room.[3]
  • In his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), James Boswell mentions visits by his subject to the Green Room at the Drury Lane Theatre.[6]

Additional citations[edit]

  • Thomas Shadwell's Restoration comedy, "A True Widow" (1678), mentions in Act Four: Stanmore : "No madam: Selfish, this Evening, in a green Room, behind the Scenes, was before-hand with me..."[3][7][8]
  • The term "green room" is mentioned in Colley Cibber's Love Makes a Man (1701). "I do know London pretty well, and the Side-box, Sir, and behind the Scenes; ay, and the Green-Room, and all the Girls and Women~Actresses there.'[7][8][9][9]
  • In the Jane Austen novel Mansfield Park (1814), when the Bertram children convert the billiard room into a theatre, Tom Bertram notes, "And my father's room will be an excellent green-room. It seems to join the billiard room on purpose."
  • In the 1853 Charlotte Brontë novel Villette the narrator refers to the green-room when preparing for a performance in an amateur play.[10]
  • Jerome K. Jerome's first book comically describes his stint in English theatre during the late 1870s. "There was no green room. There never had been a green room. I never saw a green room, except in a play, though I was always on the lookout for it."[11]
  • The green room is mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Man with the Twisted Lip" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "When an actor I had, of course, learned all the secrets of making up, and had been famous in the green-room for my skill."[12]

Folk etymology[edit]

In addition to the preceding, there are numerous alternative explanations for the origin of the term green room folk etymologies, including the following:

  • The room was originally painted green to "relieve the eyes from the glare of the stage."[13][14] On the other hand, early stage lighting was by candlelight, so the "glare" might be apocryphal, a modern reference to electric stage lighting.[15]
  • It is sometimes said that the term green room was a response to limelight,[7] though the name is merely a coincidence – "limelight" refers to calcium oxide, not to the fruit or colour. Furthermore, limelight was invented in 1820 and the term "green room" was used many years prior to that.[original research?]
  • Many actors experience nervous anxiety before a performance and one of the symptoms of nervousness is nausea. As a person who feels nauseous is often said to look "green", so the "Green Room" is the place where the nervous actors wait.[7]
  • According to one theory, long before modern makeup was invented the actors had to apply makeup before a show and allow it to set up or cure before performing. Until the makeup was cured, it was green and people were advised to sit quietly in the green room until such time as the makeup was stable enough for performing. Uncured makeup is gone, but the green room lives on.[16]
  • In Shakespearean theatre actors would prepare for their performances in a room filled with plants and shrubs. It was believed that the moisture in the topiary was beneficial to the actors' voices. Thus the green room may refer to the green plants in this stage preparation area.
  • The term green room can alternatively be traced back to the East End of London, England. In Cockney rhyming slang, greengage is stage, therefore greengage room is stage room and like most rhyming slang it gets shortened, hence green' room. This information came from comedian and dancer Max Wall. It should be noted, however, that Rhyming Slang can be traced only as early as the 1840s, whereas the phrase "green room" predates this by several centuries, making such an etymology unlikely.
  • Green is also thought to be a calming and soothing colour.

Other meanings[edit]

A view of Baku Crystal Hall where it can be seen that the Green Room (in the center slightly to the left) is not vested with predominant green color, but with other colors.
  • The death chamber at San Quentin was nicknamed "The Green Room".
  • In sports drafts, mostly in North America, the term "green room" is often informally used in its traditional theatrical sense. For example, the NBA and its sister league, the WNBA, set aside a special room at their draft sites for invited top prospects to await their selection with their families and agents.[17][18]
  • In some theatre companies, the term green room also refers to the director's critique session held after a rehearsal or performance, since it is often held in the green room. This session is used for a pep talk, bonding among actors, and/or warmup exercises.
  • Green room is also a term for a room where plants are grown as the windows are made of glass, making it a perfect habitat for plants.
  • In international trade, and in particular in the context of negotiations within the World Trade Organization (WTO), where decisions can only be reached by consensus, the "Green Room" refers to a process in which heads of delegation seek consensus informally under the chairmanship of the Director-General.[19]
  • The green room is sometimes a location where theatre patrons or fans may meet and greet any famous musicians or performers after a concert. A fee is usually paid to gain access to this area.
Green Room at the White House, named for its predominantly green color.
  • In the White House, the Green Room is one of three state parlors located on the state floor; it is traditionally decorated in green.
  • In surfing, the green room is the inside of a barrel that is produced by a wave. This term was coined due to the colour of light reflected into the barrel.[20]
  • The Green Room is an Off-Broadway theatre in New York.[21]
  • Green Room Club was a long-time London club for actors, now defunct.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, William Morris editor, 1971
  2. ^ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, Millennium Edition, revised by Adrian Room, 1999
  3. ^ a b c The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre, edited by Phyllis Hartnoll, Oxford University Press, 1972, pg 220
  4. ^ Old theatre days and ways By William John Lawrence via Google Books quoting in turn An Actor's Notebook by George Vandenhoff
  5. ^ Voices from the World of Samuel Pepys By Jonathan Bastable pg 111, David and Charles Limited (2007) via Google Books
  6. ^ The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. By James Boswell, Mowbray Morris, pg 122, via Google Books Boswell
  7. ^ a b c d theatrecrafts.com
  8. ^ a b "World Wide Words: Green room". 
  9. ^ a b "Wordorigins.org". 
  10. ^ Brontë, Charlotte, Villette, Dover, 2007, pp. 112 and 119.
  11. ^ On the Stage--and Off: the brief career of a would-be-actor, Jerome K. Jerome, pp 74-75, via Internet Archive [1]
  12. ^ The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: Volume I, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, pg 191
  13. ^ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, Millennium Edition, Revised by Adrian Room
  14. ^ "The Straight Dope: Why is the waiting room for talk-show guests called the "green room"?". 
  15. ^ "De Proverbio - Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies. Proverbs, Quotations, Sayings, Wellerisms.". 
  16. ^ Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms at theatrecrafts.com
  17. ^ Ford, Chad (June 18, 2011). "NBA issues 'green room' invitations". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Top Prospects Invited to Attend WNBA Draft" (Press release). Women's National Basketball Association. April 6, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  19. ^ WTO | Doha Development Agenda | The July 2008 package - How the meeting is organized
  20. ^ Surfing glossary
  21. ^ Green Room theatre website Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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