thrust stage


Definition of thrust stage

: a stage that projects beyond the proscenium so that the audience sits around the projection also : a forestage that is extended into the auditorium to increase the stage area

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Recent Examples on the Web One perspective, though, could still use tweaking: the production was directed earlier this year by Godwin, with the same cast, at Brooklyn’s Theater for a New Audience, where the sightlines around the thrust stage were better. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "‘Timon of Athens’ is tricky Shakespeare. A fearless director gets it right.," 25 Feb. 2020 On the festival’s deep-thrust stage, the aerial scene in which Billy is partnered by a future vision of himself comes off a bit flat. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare," 29 July 2019 The script isn’t helped by Pasche’s direction and Woongjin Oh’s set design, which forces the bulk of the action far upstage onto platforms, leaving a massive gap between the actors at the back of Stage 773’s thrust stage and the audience. Jerald Pierce,, "Review: As a musical about mental illness, ‘Tru’ at Stage 773 falls short," 15 Nov. 2019 The theater itself has undergone modification, with the installation of a thrust stage, one that, as its name implies, extends into the audience more generously. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Mean girls are at home in Ghana, too," 24 Sep. 2019 David Auburn’s adaptation of the 1953 Saul Bellow novel was commissioned and custom-built for the theater’s 251-seat thrust stage. Jesse Green, New York Times, "In Chicago’s Vibrant Theater Scene, Two Tales of One City," 7 June 2019 The staging has also changed slightly since the show was in Princeton last month, since the McCarter has a proscenium stage area and the Long Wharf has a low thrust stage. Christopher Arnott,, "Long Wharf's Gospel Musical 'Crowns' A Joyful Handing Down Of History," 4 Apr. 2018 In its place is an intimate thrust stage, a sort of ramp that spills into the audience, surrounded by just a few risers and cabaret tables. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kilbanes’ “Weightless” turns Ovid to magical rock opera," 1 Mar. 2018 The production fits superbly on the Newhouse Theater's sunken thrust stage, while the piece plays like clockwork yet retains an impression of dangerous spontaneity. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Wolves': Theater Review," 21 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of thrust stage

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrust stage

thrust, past participle of thrust entry 1

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“Thrust stage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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