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downstage

The front part of a stage, nearest the audience.

downstage

From upper stages to downward or rearward. Air flows downward from a low-pressure compressor to a high-pressure compressor.
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Also obtrusively high are the diagonal ramps from the downstage corners of the thrust: although their primary function is to give passage to/from the stage, they can also provide extensions to it.
In the masked ball, after Benedick and Beatrice danced downstage and sat on the front edge of the pool, Beatrice removed her mask but Benedick did not, so that he knew that she was the one calling him the "Prince's jester" (2.
4 on the degrees of the lie was one of the best renditions I have seen (each stage was accompanied by a distinctive sound and motion, with the final "lie direct" a lunge downstage at the duke).
Written by an experienced arts publicist (now associate director of Wellington's Downstage Theatre) the book covers the basics of planning a marketing strategy; promoting the event; making the sale; the media, web marketing and even a bit on good business practice.
This is certainly one way of blocking the scene, as would be an initial placing of Kate downstage centre, right or left, closest to a large part of the audience, facing Petruchio and the guests who are positioned in the upstage locus position before the frons.
It also allows us to hear simultaneously the more exalted lovemaking of the main pair, unseen in the distant bushes, and the earthier dalliance of the comic pair in full view downstage.
If you, as the provider, don't downstage, and the fiscal intermediary sees from your documentation of size, depth and drainage, that the wound is something less than a stage III, it is conceivable that you could end up owing the payer.
Bethell called the "dual consciousness" of actor and role is foregrounded, and for what Robert Weimann calls the platea mode of downstage direct audience address.
Briefly hesitating, these spectators can be heard worrying about interrupting the performance, before they tiptoe across the downstage area up the stairs to their seats and settle in.
This would also allow the scenes in the park the downstage intimacy they needed.
iii), in which he suggested that each eavesdropper moves downstage towards the audience on the entry of each person who is overheard: a peculiarly impractical staging.
The mother (Laura Esterman), father (Rend Auberjonois) and sister (Madeleine Potter) remain mostly downstage where we see them eating, arguing and belching, while Baryshnikov creeps around in the back and hangs from the steel poles.