footlights

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foot·lights

 (fo͝ot′līts′)
pl.n.
1. Lights placed in a row along the front of a stage floor.
2. The theater as a profession.

footlights

(ˈfʊtˌlaɪts)
pl n
1. (Theatre) lights set in a row along the front of the stage floor and shielded on the audience side
2. (Theatre) informal the acting profession; the stage

footlights

A row of lights at the front of the stage, necessary in the past to counter the heavy shadows cast by overhead lighting on actors' faces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actorsfootlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
forestage, proscenium, apron - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

footlights

[ˈfʊtlaɪts] NPL (in theatre) → candilejas fpl

footlights

[ˈfʊtlaɪts] nplrampe f

footlights

pl (Theat) → Rampenlicht nt; the lure of the footlights (fig)die Anziehungskraft der Bühne or der Bretter

footlights

[ˈfʊtˌlaɪts] npl (in theatre) → luci fpl della ribalta
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Sep 23-Oct 23 LIBRA YES, of course you could do a better job presenting that Radio 4 panel show than the bloke who does it now, but you weren't in the Footlights Club, were you?
He went to Cambridge University to study English and became president of the famous Footlights club (previous incumbents include Peter Cook, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eric Idle, Clive James, Hugh Laurie and David Mitchell).
Marti Stevens Byers directs a cast of more than 35 players for this George Kaufman/Edna Ferber play about young actresses living at the Footlights Club in New York in the early 1930s.