thrust stage

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thrust stage

A stage in a theater that does not have a proscenium; the stage is surrounded on three sides by the audience.
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Poel hopes to show not only that the platform stage afforded actors opportunity to speak their lines with an intimacy of relation to the audience impossible in the proscenium-arched theatre, but also that an Elizabethan stage can provide effects which cannot otherwise be created.
Indeed, the construction of the large platform stage alone cost Poel in the region of 350[pounds sterling], as noted in an article in The Times which reported a formal dinner held at the Criterion Restaurant on 1 April 1928 (2 April 1928: 12).
Indeed, the same reviewer applauded Poel's use of the platform stage, but claimed not to be able to fully judge its merits until "worthier material" be placed upon it.
The director chose to locate those reading interludes on either the right or the left-hand side of the reclining platform stage.
Some plays even seem to have called for effects incompatible with the confines of a platform stage, requiring, rather, the use of the hall floor itself (102).
The exhibit hall provides one acre of exhibit space, and the performance hall 22,000 square feet, equipped with a permanent 30-foot-by-60-foot platform stage.
While the 1981 BBC version of The Winter's Tale (produced by Jonathan Miller, directed by Jane Howell, and starring Jeremy Kemp as Leontes and Anna Caldwell-Marshall as Hermione) developed within the dark, claustrophobic confines of Leontes' Sicilia, Watts, along with stage manager Andrew Cassel and scenic designer Kit Mayer, used the outdoor theater, remodeled with a platform stage and special effects--including a skating rink, sledding hill, and a partially surrounding backdrop reminiscent of a western fort--to create a sense of openness and seemingly limitless space.
And not only in universities or in religious controversy or in state politics: "it might be said that the most searching moral philosophy of the age took place on the platform stages of London" (3).
Usually performed on platform stages in the open air by amateur actors, students, and artisans, the Fastnachtsspiele consisted of a mixture of popular and religious elements.
While previous Z-Wave/IP demonstrations have been shown in the engineering development platform stages, the demonstrations at this year's Network-Interop will showcase, for the first-time ever, real home products using Z-wave over IP.
Instead, Guthrie and Moiseiwitsch harkened back to the Elizabethan era with its vestiges of Greek and Roman platform stages thrust out among the surrounding audience.
Even at 140 percent faster scan rates than previous (FPA-5000) platform stages, synchronization accuracy moving average for the FPA-6000 platform has been reduced by two-thirds, and standard deviation reduced by one-half.
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