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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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Sitting between 200 to 700 people, depending on whether the forestage and orchestra pit are in use, the edifice two stories accommodate highly pitched seating as well as two roomy hallways sometimes used for exhibitions.
Peruzzi usedasetof wings decorated as houses to create an intermediate zone between backdrop and forestage (Fig.
Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali, who had 35 years affiliation with the PML-N and enjoyed the reputation of being a chum of Nawaz Sharif, started ruffling his feathers after Maryam Nawaz came to political forestage following the disqualification of her prime minister-father on July 28 by the Supreme Court.
Apart from the detail of the set, the plates also demonstrate, in a way that Dolle's did not, the separation of the forestage from the scenic space.
Delarivier Manley, like Behn, was adept at using the entire stage (forestage and scenic stage) for her dramatic productions.
And he notes that 'Even the very largest Elizabethan platforms--the Red Lion, at 30' x 40', and the Fortune, at 27' x 43'--were wider than they were deep and, if the stage pillars actually did create a "forestage" as the Swan drawing suggests, then on such an area width was far greater than depth, and lateral composition would have been the natural consequence'.
All that partner swapping has left our quartet of lovers unsure of their own reality as they finally stagger out of the obscured, warped world created by Alfonso and on to the forestage by the finale.
Only the blue light of the sky falls upon the house and forestage; the surrounding area shows an angry glow of orange.
A restored rococo fan that was previously used to push organ music toward the audience now functions as an acoustical reflector above the forestage. Architect: Elkus Manfredi (Boston); Construction manager: BOND (Boston); Acoustics: Acentech Inc.
Covariates Roads Regen Regenvar Ccvar Road density 1.00 0.59 0 59 0.22 Regeneration 1.00 0.98 0.10 Regeneration variation 1.00 0.07 Canopy closure variation 1.00 Elevation Forestage Terrain ruggedness Covariates Elevation Forestage TRI Road density -0.61 -0.55 -0.68 Regeneration -0.73 -0.76 -0.70 Regeneration variation -0.76 -0.74 -0.72 Canopy closure variation 0.21 0.01 0.16 Elevation 1.00 0.71 0.88 Forestage 1.00 0.57 Terrain ruggedness 1.00 Table I-3.