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1en el frente del escenarioen el prosceniodownstage left/right — en la parte izquierda/derecha del proscenio
- His Restoration stage, complete with downstage doors, proscenium and revolving flats is effective and simply adorned with a few choice pieces of furniture along with blue and white accents.
- The figure in the front chair downstage left fell face downward.
- His upstage entry, like that of both the other principals downstage, is so weak as to have been planned.
- Dancers popped and rocked downstage; two in-line skaters rocketed back and forth on the ramp, creating a dynamic backdrop.
- Clever staging meant that we were backstage - the curtain and footlights downstage - watching the dancers warm up and interact before a show.
- Fine when you were jumping downstage, but not so good when jumping upstage!
- Let the lead performers stay downstage facing the audience, tell the chorus to stand still, don't try anything clever and just get on with the singing.
- I balled up my clothes, dropped them in the corner, and walked downstage.
- As Kulick would have it, Leontes collapses prone downstage left, and an attendant nonsensically tosses a bearskin over him.
- We get two major flashbacks while he freezes on a small platform downstage left.
- Candles are ritually placed on a downstage log.
- Whenever the action moved downstage, close to the audience, the production sang.
- The major characters interact further downstage, perhaps even on the small forestage, with the party serving as a background to them.
- Ghostly singing and piano riffs are heard from time to time; scenes end with Hedda downstage center staring at the audience, sometimes followed by her hideous cackle.
- A blue scrim downstage tears open dramatically as the first piece begins, and stark black beams divide the stage like some urban forest.
- A downstage screen, dropped at intervals during the evening, is almost an extra performer, a ‘choral’ auxiliary, helping to glue the parts together.
- Everything seemed to need to be further downstage, the peasants and friends needed to surround the principals more, but this clearly felt odd to the dancers.
- The downstage scene is depicted as a common ground where the actors interact and live out there lives outside of the privacy of their own homes.
- But what one remembers is the the mournful downstage revelry, while upstage a fleshy, ageing chanteuse is mimetically seduced by the MC.
- Opening as described, the lights came up to reveal los chicos in all their flamenco regalia, backed by singers and guitarists downstage.
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