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|PROP or PROPS||Short for "property." Furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe. Props handled by actors are known as hand props, props which are kept in an actors costume are known as personal props.|
|Property||Usually shortened to "prop" or "props." See cross-reference link for more information.||Prop/Props|
|PROPPING||The task, usually performed by stage management, of finding, borrowing, buying props for the production.|
|PROPS TABLE||Table in convenient offstage area on which properties are prepared prior to a performance and to which they should be returned after use.|