downstage

[adv., n. doun-steyj; adj. doun-steyj] Theater.
adverb
1.
at or toward the front of the stage.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the front of the stage.
noun
3.
the front half of the stage.

Origin:
1895–1900; down1 + stage

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downstage (ˈdaʊnˈsteɪdʒ)
 
adv
1.  at or towards the front of the stage
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the front of the stage
 
n
3.  the front half of the stage

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Example sentences
They take place downstage, without even a change in lighting, which proves an awkward solution.
Jean advanced downstage, still hold- ing out his pant legs, walking with mincing steps.
Trainer sets up downstage, in the exact center, with his two cymbals parallel and at the same height.
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