Footlights

A batten of lights mounted on the stage floor, generally not used today except for special effects. The earliest English use of footlights was 1672 - but they became popular after their installation at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, in 1758 by the legendary David Garrick, after whom there have been theatres named in both England and America. Garrick probably used an idea from the French. A rumoured use of footlights was to blind the cast so they could not see the audience, hopefully to reduce n…...

Footlights

Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University. ==History== Footlights` inaugural performance took place in June 1883. For some months before the name `Footlights` was chosen, the gr......
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footlights

noun theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
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Footlights

A series of floodlights (qv) placed on the stage floor along the front of the stage. Traditional in variety theatres, foots are nowadays rarely used.
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Footlights

Normally found on the forestage pointing up stage, can be permanent or mobile.
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