Footlight
Footlight Foot"light`, n. One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith. [1913 Webster]

{Before the footlights}, upon the stage; -- hence, in the capacity of an actor. [1913 Webster]


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  • footlight — /foot luyt /, n. 1. Usually, footlights. Theat. the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers. 2. the footlights, the stage; acting profession. [1830 40; FOOT + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • footlight — noun A stage light located at the front edge of the stage that illuminates the actors from foot level up …   Wiktionary

  • footlight — n. stage light located at floor level …   English contemporary dictionary

  • footlight — foot•light [[t]ˈfʊtˌlaɪt[/t]] n. 1) sbz Usu., footlights. the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers 2) sbz the footlights, the stage; the acting profession • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • footlight — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a light that casts its illumination upward from foot level; especially : one of a row of lights set across the front of a stage floor usually used in plural 2. footlights plural : the stage as a profession * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Footlight Parade — Infobox Film name = Footlight Parade image size = 215px imdb id = 0024028 director = Lloyd Bacon writer = James Seymour Manuel Seff Robert Lord (story) Peter Milne (story) starring = James Cagney Joan Blondell Ruby Keeler Dick Powell producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • Footlight Parade — Prologue (film, 1933) James Cagney et Joan Blondell Prologue (Footlight Parade) est un film musical américain réalisé par Lloyd Bacon et Busby Berkeley , sorti en 1933. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Footlight Parade —    Voir Prologue …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Before the footlights — Footlight Foot light , n. One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith. [1913 Webster] {Before the footlights}, upon the stage; hence, in the capacity of an actor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prologue — Footlight Parade    Comédie musicale de Lloyd Bacon et Busby Berkeley, avec James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1933   Technique: noir et blanc   Durée: 1 h 44… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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