forestage forestage

Definition(s):

  • (n) the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. These are all played on one huge set, a cunningly fashioned array of forestage, tiers and jutting elevations.
  2. The forestage is filled with what looks like a mighty cubistic boulder on which Joan sits pale and still, like a piteous Prometheus in the midst of her tormentors.
  3. Without any intermission, the action overflows between three small inner stages and out into the audience on the forestage.

Quotes

  1. "In geometric terms," says Blumenau, "it is exactly the same distance from the back wall to the proscenium arch as it is from the forestage to the rear of the auditorium."
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Colin Blumenau Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. But because audiences invariably stopped to applaud when the number ended, Tharp and Holder recently created a new effect at the end of that song - a "gentle sweep up of forestage lights on the last chord. Now, the light leads into 'Maggie's...
    on Mar 19, 2006 By: Twyla Tharp Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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