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Props Essential Part Of Set Design For Action

Prop is actually short for the term, theatrical property, which means an object used on stage by cast members for use in the plot or storyline. "Hand props" are small props, but larger ones, like chairs or tables, may also be set dressing. If an item is not touched by a performer, it is merely set decoration and not a prop. However, if the prop is touched by an actor in accordance with script requirements, it is deemed a prop. Prop houses can have a wide variety of props or specialize in a particular style or type of prop for rent. Generally speaking a prop house only has rentals however on occasion some movie prop houses sell to the public as movie memorabilia.

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