downstage
I. adverb or adjective Date: 1793 1. toward or at the front of a theatrical stage 2. toward a motion-picture or television camera II. noun Date: circa 1931 the part of a stage that is nearest the audience or camera

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  • downstage — adv. (Theater) at the front half of the stage; as, the dialog is clearer when conducted downstage. Opposite of {upstage}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • downstage — n. (Theater) the front half of a stage. Opposite of {upstage}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • downstage — adj. (Theater) of or pertaining to the front half of a stage. Opposite of {upstage}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • downstage — [doun′stāj΄] adv. toward the front of the stage adj. having to do with the front of the stage …   English World dictionary

  • downstage — [[t]da͟ʊnste͟ɪʤ[/t]] ADV: ADV after v, be ADV When an actor is downstage or moves downstage, he or she is or moves towards the front part of the stage. [TECHNICAL] Krishna stands downstage in the open area. Ant: upstage ADJ: ADJ n Downstage is… …   English dictionary

  • downstage — down|stage [ˌdaunˈsteıdʒ] adv towards or near the front of the stage in a theatre ≠ ↑upstage >downstage adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • downstage — adverb towards or near the front of the stage in a theatre downstage adjective opposite upstage 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • downstage — down•stage adv., n. [[t]ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ[/t]] adj. [[t]ˈdaʊnˌsteɪdʒ[/t]] adv. 1) sbz at or toward the front of the stage 2) sbz of, pertaining to, or done at or toward the front of the stage: a downstage exit[/ex] 3) sbz the front half of the stage • …   From formal English to slang

  • downstage — I noun the front half of the stage (as seen from the audience) • Hypernyms: ↑stage • Part Holonyms: ↑theater stage, ↑theatre stage II adjective of the front half of a stage …   Useful english dictionary

  • downstage — adv., n. /down stayj /; adj. /down stayj /, Theat. adv. 1. at or toward the front of the stage. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the front of the stage. n. 3. the front half of the stage. [1895 1900; DOWN1 + STAGE] * * * …   Universalium

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