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downstage

The front part of a stage, nearest the audience.
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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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This machine was located near the top of the stage house in drawing #39 and was lowered to the catwalk level and moved downstage in drawing #42.
Downstage has asked me to do Baxter's "Spots of the Tiger/correction/Leopard." They would like to do a double bill.
Fans and scholars of Brennan's fiction will be disconcerted to see the way in which Donoghue takes creative license to insinuate a connection between the upstage action of the short stories and the downstage action depicting Brennan's career and marriage.
(25) Access/egress is possible downstage through the audience via a flight of steps at the center of the thrust and at the corners via diagonal ramps, and upstage via exits to either side and through whatever opening(s) may be built into structures across the proscenium opening.
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" (2.1.131), but one could not say whether or not she recognized him as the target for her jests.
At the RSC Kelly Hunter's Hermione in a blood-stained shift was stationed upstage with Leontes seated downstage with his back to the playgoers so that his face could not be seen.
In her dressing room during the brief opening credits, she laughs, and, after her indelible silhouette punctuates ruby backlighting--"Ladies and gentlemen, Liza Minnelli"--she whirls into motion, cruises downstage, tosses her white fedora to the wings, stows her snow-fur boa with some lucky dresser in the pit, and giggles into the mic.
Weight loss after the initial procedure can reduce comorbidities and effectively downstage risk category.
Downstage Upfront: The First 40 Years of New Zealand's Longest-Running Professional Theatre.
The act closes with Mary downstage at the time of Jesus' birth while upstage behind her is the Pieta, Mary holding Jesus' body.
Among the staging possibilities the theatre spaces offered to the playing of certain scenes, Shurgot places what he calls the final 'play' of Kate and Petruchio on the Theatre's downstage, unlocalized platea, to argue that this blocking ignites 'the spectators' cooperative insight into their ironic slam at the upstage locus of patriarchical authority', and suggests that possibly the couple leaves the stage through the central doors, to support his reading of their joint condemnation of the 'patriarchical society' (p.