American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part of a stage in front of the closed curtain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Eng. law: A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters
- n. An old service paid by foresters to the king.
- n. The fighting-platform or forecastle which was built on the forward part of the upper deck of ancient vessels.
- n. The part of a theatre stage in front of the closed curtain.
- n. UK, law, historical A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.
- n. UK, law, historical A service paid by foresters to the king.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.
- n. A service paid by foresters to the king.
- n. the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
- fore- + stage (Wiktionary)
“Invariably a stage manager would come out onto the forestage to give his ritual—and totally useless—admonition, “The gentlemen in the Balcony will kindly stop shooting missiles at the noods.””
“The action took place on the forestage as if it was the stage of the opera house, looking into the auditorium.”
“Outside the main stage, however, in the forestage areas on both sides, set designer Ulfat Gouda placed two mini realistic sets, facing each other, one representing a corner of an ornate sitting room in a gorgeous palace, alternately occupied by the Khedive and Shawqi, and the other, part of a drab living room in a humble home, alternately occupied by Hafiz and the modern historian.”
“Contrary to Anneland, a veritable honey-bee running through pedals like so many flowers, Pettersen idled in the forestage, occupying himself with a single loop pedal and layering his riffs over and against each other with mounting baroque complexity.”
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