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Footlight

 

in the theater, a lighting unit installed along the front edge of the stage, behind the proscenium arch. Footlights illuminate the stage from the front and from below; in the modern theater, they constitute only part of the lighting system.

footlight

footlights
One of a row of lights set in a trough, in a theater stage floor, which runs across the width of the stage in front of the curtain.
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I looked into the footlights and saw my parents just beaming.
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In 1978, she enrolled at Cambridge University and performed with the famous Cambridge Footlights group before graduating with an English degree.
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Spiritual journeys that don't travel well across cultural boundaries rarely make it across the footlights.
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Even unfinished and lacking its wooden floors, this is a spectacular space, the light diffused through the long north wall made more magical still by the insertion into it of small footlights.
The orchestra starts playing and the footlights glow on the tapestry-like front curtain.
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