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What (who) is Prompt-book - definition

PERSON IN THEATRE OR OPERA WHO PROMPTS OR CUES ACTORS OR SINGERS WHEN THEY FORGET THEIR LINES OR MOVEMENTS
Book-Holder; Souffleur; Prompt (theatre)
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  • A prompter with his script, 1936

Prompt-book      
·noun The book used by a prompter of a theater.
Prompt engineering         
CREATION OR OPTIMIZATION OF A PROMPT TO BE GIVEN TO AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MODEL
Prompt injection; Prompt engineer; Draft:Prompt Injection; Prompt injection attack; Chain-of-thought prompting; Chain of thought prompting; CoT prompting; Chain-of-thought reasoning; Chain of thought reasoning; Ignore all previous instructions; AI jailbreaking
Prompt engineering is a concept in artificial intelligence, particularly natural language processing (NLP).
Prompter (theatre)         
The prompter (sometimes prompt) in a theatre is a person who prompts or cues actors when they forget their lines or neglect to move on the stage to where they are supposed to be situated.Kennedy (2010), Pavis (1998, 289), and Taylor (1993, 253—254).

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Prompter (theatre)

The prompter (sometimes prompt) in a theatre is a person who prompts or cues actors when they forget their lines or neglect to move on the stage to where they are supposed to be situated.

Nowadays, many of the earlier duties of the prompter are undertaken by the stage manager, who will have a copy of the script called the prompt book. This is the most definitive version of the script for any one performance, and will contain details of all cues, with their precise timings with respect to the action on stage. This allows the prompt to direct lighting, sound, flying effects and scene changes during a show. The prompt book also often contains blocking notes, so that the prompt is always aware of the intended positions and movements of all the actors on stage at any given time.

In some professional and high-quality community theatre productions, the prompt is never used during a performance to instruct actors if they forget a line or movement, only during a rehearsal. If prompting is absolutely necessary, it is done very quietly by another actor on-stage or the conductor of the pit orchestra.

The prompt is located on the stage, in the prompt corner or "prompt side".

In Elizabethan theatre the function of prompting was filled by the Book-Holder, who was also in charge of props and calls.