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upstage

Theatre the back half of the stage

upstage

The back part of a stage, away from the audience.
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Shurgot's suggested staging of the 'Mousetrap' at the Globe places Hamlet not downstage near the stagepost but further upstage or stage right, so that he is close to the thrones of Gertrude and Claudius, which are placed upstage centre.
"She's well aware that Harry is the star and popular among royal fans so, as a former actress, she's very cleverly trying not to upstage him.
Mrs Sly has gloriously proved that small fry can still upstage the monsters of the deep.
"Going to Upstage has really brought them along in leaps and bounds.
Never act with children or animals--and never with sets designed by photographers and video artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler; their subtly anomalous backdrops, false walls and floors, and strategically placed lighting have the uncanny capacity to upstage any actors they surround.
Such rules also command that the slaves of lovers never fall in love themselves or do anything that would otherwise upstage the amorous aspirations of their mistresses and masters.
Petrushka overcame an outside draw to come with a sweeping late run to win the 10-furlong contest by three-quarters of a length from Reve d'Oscar, with the Barry Hills-trained Lady Upstage two and a half lengths back in third.
Kate Middleton made sure to not upstage Meghan Markle on her wedding day to Prince Harry last weekend.
If yes, then it's time to grab your favorite crew, put on your 'flower power' headbands and head out to Monkey Bar for 'Upstage', a tribute to Woodstock, the iconic festival which remained a milestone in the history of music.
WRITTEN and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids/Sin City), Shorts has a largely young cast who pretty much upstage the big-star names.
Cool light grew slowly upstage left, revealing a woman perched on a row of theater seats, dreamily working a bicycle pump, as more men with lit cigarettes crept onstage from both sides.