Theatre Terms

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MONITOR 1) An onstage speaker which allows a performer to hear the output of the PA system, or other members of a band. 2) A video display screen.
Monitor

A speaker/loudspeaker normally used off stage, rather than in the audience area. It allows a musician, sound engineer, crew or cast member to hear what the audience is (or should be) hearing.

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