Definition of Forestage

1. Noun. The part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain).

Exact synonyms: Apron, Proscenium
Terms within: Footlights, Prompt Box, Prompter's Box
Generic synonyms: Stage
Group relationships: Theater Stage, Theatre Stage

Definition of Forestage

1. n. A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.

Definition of Forestage

1. Noun. The part of a theatre stage in front of the closed curtain. ¹

2. Noun. (UK legal historical) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters. ¹

3. Noun. (UK legal historical) A service paid by foresters to the king. ¹

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Definition of Forestage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forestage

forest fires
forest goat
forest god
forest green
forest green tree frog
forest health
forest machine
forest plan
forest plot
forest plots
forest red gum
forest residue
forest tent caterpillar
forest yaws
forestage (current term)

Literary usage of Forestage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott (1879)
"forestage. The duty paid to the sovereign by a forester. Encyc. Lund. Forest courts, were courts which were formerly instituted in England for the ..."

2. The Russian Theatre Under the Revolution by Oliver Martin Sayler (1920)
"The academic theatre of the Renaissance, unable to make use of the greatly extended forestage, removed the actor to a respectable distance from the public. ..."

3. Producing in Little Theaters by Clarence Stratton (1921)
"This forestage also draws amateur actors out from the picture, ... The addition of the forestage in this instance has practically ruined the stage. ..."

4. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"Probably the steps that lead from the stage to the forestage, and even from the forestage to the seats of the audience. ..."

5. Play Production in America by Arthur Edwin Krows (1916)
"forestage ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES The three great values of the forestage thus appear to be, first, a facility for quick change; second, ..."

6. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"They proved the forerunner of much experiment in Germany before Max Littmann, Georg Fuchs and others definitely established the forestage and its portals as ..."

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