Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Olivia and David starred in the 1993 Footlights pantomime, Cinderella, together.
'Footlights' is being published as part of a larger book called 'The World of Limelight' compiled and written by Robinson.
"Footlights", which will be unveiled in London later Tuesday, was written by Chaplin in 1948 and later transformed into his film "Limelight", in which a washed-out clown saves a dancer from suicide.
14 -- A co-educational venture comprising 17 schools across India owned by India's largest pre-school chain, EuroKids - is hosting a three-day children theatre festival called 'Footlights' 11-13 January 2013 at the Kalidas Auditorium in Mulund (West) in Mumbai.
you here, to the footlights where you have everybody's attention.
Mixing intriguing archival materials with explanatory insights from observers on both sides of the footlights, this entertaining docu makes a marginally less compelling case than helmet Austin Forbord's prior "Artists in Exile" did for S.E as an underappreciated locus for experimental modern dance.
Partly thanks to the success of hit TV series and now film The Inbetweeners, the 27-year-old writer, comedian and actor is piping-hot property, and recent cult sitcom Friday Night Dinner also boosted the profile of this Cambridge Footlights veteran.
The award recognizes the "unsung heroes" of theatre production, whose greatest contributions may never be seen in the glow of the footlights, but without whom those footlights would never burn.
He saddles In Footlights and Prince Siegfried in the 3.50
The model features Rear parking sensors, footlights and ABS (with EBD).
Basically the eight dancers all said stage presence is about energy--that electrifying embrace across the footlights, the source of pure joy that unites us in our uniquely human effort to make meaning out of the time and the space we inhabit.