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fore·stage

 (fôr′stāj′)
n.
The part of a stage in front of the closed curtain.

forestage

(ˈfɒrɪstɪdʒ)
n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient times) a duty paid to a king by foresters

a•pron

(ˈeɪ prən)

n.
1. a garment covering part of the front of the body and usu. tied at the back of the waist, worn to protect the clothing.
2. a metal plate or cover, as on a machine, for protecting the operator.
3. a paved area near an airfield's buildings and hangars where planes are parked.
4.
a. any device for protecting a surface of earth from the action of moving water.
b. a platform to receive the water falling over a dam.
5. the part of a stage floor in front of the curtain line.
7. the outer border of a green of a golf course.
8. the part of the floor of a boxing ring that extends outside the ropes.
9. the open part of a pier for loading and unloading vessels.
10. the frill of long hairs on the throat and chest of certain long-haired dogs, as the collie.
[1275–1325; Middle English napron (by later misdividing a napron as an apron) < Middle French naperon=nape tablecloth (< Latin mappa napkin; compare map) + -eron n. suffix]

forestage

The area of stage in front of the curtain in proscenium theaters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forestage - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)forestage - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
Translations

forestage

nVorbühne f
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Contract notice: Supply and delivery of consumables and parts and maintenance materials and gardening forestage reraised lots no1 and 3 after a procedure declared unsuccessful.
A restored rococo fan that was previously used to push organ music toward the audience now functions as an acoustical reflector above the forestage.
The most exciting moment was standing in the old stage-right slip entrance, unveiled for the first time since [Charles John] Phipps chopped back the forestage in 1880.
3) suggests performance conditions by depicting four overhead chandeliers and a forestage abutting the parterre; the Le Pautre screen (fig.
Between them and the proscenium there intervened a 20-foot gulf, walled with wood on the audience side, which variously accommodated a forestage, an orchestra pit, or a flight of steps.
9) The projecting edge of a platform, also called the forestage (or apron) had been shortened so as to be pushed back into the shell of the theatre and in its place was put the orchestra pit which is still to be found in more or less the same position across the world even if in different manifestations.
Repertoire was worked out on Symphony Hall's unattractive, unadorned forestage backed by the Royal Ballet's Symphonia (lyrical violin playing from its leader, Robert Gibbs) and its conductor Aaron Sherber -a man devoid of charisma, who managed (by playing it in the slowest speed imaginable) to turn Sibelius's Valse Triste into Valse Funebre .
Samuele, a patrician who had already garnered the gratitude of Goldoni for having lodged him in his home, married Catterina Loredan, the Doge's only granddaughter: among the friends that Mocenigo invited to the great wedding banquet held in the Ducal Palace was also the author of L'Amor della Patria, who on that convivial occasion also had the opportunity to make a sort of forestage parade among the patricians, who overwhelmed him with courtesies.
Consequently, at a time when the depiction of violence in visual media assumes forestage in critical debates, the close connection between identity, violence and narrative makes a study of violence and cultural production imperative.
Editing might contrast forestage and backstage spaces, but only the duration of a take and the mobility of the camera can pass continuously from one behaviorally-defined space to the other.
Delayed completion of works to the Place Ovale (a monumental but crude hippodrome of housing enclosing a floriferous traffic roundabout) has however meant that the panoply of embellishments and finishes planned by Fiszer for the stepped approach to the parvis or forestage of his civic cultural monument (plinths, sculpture, uplighters, and so on) has not yet been fully implemented.
As if to refute our previous references to four forestage doors, we find a very unique piece of evidence in Caryl's The English Princess which suggests that only two doors were situated in front of the curtain on the forestage: "Enter Catesby, and Radclife at one of the Doors before the Curtain", and "Enter Lovel at the other Door before the Curtain".