fore-stage


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forestage

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(Theatre) theatre the part of a stage in front of the curtain
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The first surprise of this visit by the first-rate Russian company bringing Swan Lake and The Nutcracker was Symphony Hall's huge fore-stage, which was transformed into a theatre and certainly contributes to one's respect for the quality of its adaptability.
Actors move across a bare stage and project from the fore-stage area well enough, but there is little in the way of costume or set design to catch the eye, apart from the obligatory RSC brick wall.