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

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The vamped dress of silver paper and paste, which had been too glaring in the footlights, looked more and more magical and silvery as it danced away under a brilliant moon.
A rough-coated Irish terrier entered at a sedate walk, sedately walked forward to the centre, nearly to the footlights, and faced the leader of the orchestra.
I pray you let the drama halt while Chorus stalks to the footlights and drops an epicedian tear upon the fatness of Mr.
He had run up against the ghost on the little staircase, by the footlights, which leads to "the cellars.
Then he drew back and delivered a kick of such titanic vigor that it lifted Tom clear over the footlights and landed him on the heads of the front row of the Sons of Liberty.
A few moments afterwards the footlights flared up and the curtain rose on the third act.
As Mrs Vincent Crummles recrossed back to the table, there bounded on to the stage from some mysterious inlet, a little girl in a dirty white frock with tucks up to the knees, short trousers, sandaled shoes, white spencer, pink gauze bonnet, green veil and curl papers; who turned a pirouette, cut twice in the air, turned another pirouette, then, looking off at the opposite wing, shrieked, bounded forward to within six inches of the footlights, and fell into a beautiful attitude of terror, as a shabby gentleman in an old pair of buff slippers came in at one powerful slide, and chattering his teeth, fiercely brandished a walking-stick.
He thought Helen wrong and Margaret right, but the family trouble was for him what a scene behind footlights is for most people.
The marvellous Miriam Margolyes has had a long-running feud with John Cleese who, like her, belonged to the Cambridge drama group Footlights.
He joined the famous Footlights company while at Cambridge University studying anthropology and archaeology.
The aim is to give viewers a tour through Fry's showbusiness career, via a selection of clips from his time in the Cambridge Footlights through his early years in comedy, to his achievements on both the big and small screens.
I used to imagine I'd be walking out from the wings, the chorus girls on stage having been at it for hours, nodding good luck to me as I squinted into the glare of the footlights.
Miriam Margolyes, the only woman in the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s.
you here, to the footlights where you have everybody's attention.