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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From the perspective of staging, the bare thrust stage allows the director and designer to move away from the old pictorial realism of the proscenium stage's illusionistic scenery--which took time to move from scene to scene and held up the story.
The auditorium is an adaptable thrust stage space of 400 seats, constructed from the reclaimed bricks of Hope Hall and manifesting itself as the internal walls of the foyers," says Haworth Tompkins.
The twenty-first-century transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then, has been modeled on the Swan: audience on three levels around a thrust stage. The same template was used for the Courtyard Theatre, which served as the company's temporary main house in Stratford for four years between the closure of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the spring of 2007 and the full reopening of the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the Royal Shakespeare Company's fiftieth anniversary year.
It is the only theatre in the North-east, and one of a handful nationally, which has a thrust stage, meaning it extends out into the audience.
The redevelopment, expected to be completed by 2010, will include a new 1,000-seat "thrust stage" auditorium, a rooftop cafe, increased foyer space and improved backstage facilities.
The configuration of the auditorium can switch easily between the traditional proscenium form to a thrust stage, engendering a more open, less inhibited relationship between audience and performers.
The reconstruction of an open amphitheatre with thrust stage on Bankside has begun to demonstrate how an actor's position on stage can make dramaturgical meaning in some unexpected ways.
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has taken a thrust stage, promising young singers, and a mission to educate and combined them into a proven formula for international success.
The company will also present To Kill a Mockingbird February 10 through March 7 at The Stage, a 650-seat theater with a thrust stage. Tickets for either cost $15 to $25; call 893-4100.
The Beaumont Theater's thrust stage creates some intractable problems, and I suspect the sightlines for anyone in the right-hand quarter of the audience would be a constant aggravation.
The 5,000 seat arena layout will have a 70-foot wide stage and a 60-foot long thrust stage, with some scenes taking place around and above the audience.
The 5,000-seat arena layout will have a 70ft-wide stage and a 60ft-long thrust stage, with some scenes taking place around and above the audience.