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noun as in klieg light

noun as in theatre

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DS: Yes, and at Cambridge [University] I performed standup with the [well-known Cambridge amateur theatrical group] Footlights.

Katie Holmes may often have seemed like a doe in the footlights during her marriage to Tom Cruise.

But that was the feeling you got from him, on either side of the footlights.

We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.

It 67 was that the piece which reads smoothly seldom acts well; whereas a play that gets over the footlights usually reads poorly.

Already a stage-hand was turning up the footlights and dragging chairs and tables hither and thither.

They came close to the footlights and placed huge piles of stage money side by side.

In front are the footlights, a row of earthenware bowls filled with oil, with a lighted wick floating in each one.


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On this page you'll find 139 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to footlights, such as: comedy, farce, melodrama, play, production, and scene.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.