1. the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
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  • The formerly semicircular forestage that connected the audience to the actors became a straight and narrow apron that divided the two groups.
  • The major characters interact further downstage, perhaps even on the small forestage, with the party serving as a background to them.
  • 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.” DesignerBlog
  • In the Restoration theatre, the proscenium was merely the frame that masked the stage curtain, separating the scene from the platform, or forestage.
  • 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. Al-Ahram Weekly Online
  • 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. Everything2 New Writeups
  • The action took place on the forestage as if it was the stage of the opera house, looking into the auditorium. Archive 2006-01-01
  • She sat down, swinging her legs from the side of the forestage. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
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