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Definition of Upstage

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snobbish, arrogant, haughty (Informal); pertaining to the rear of the stage (Theater)
move upstage causing another actor to turn his back to the audience (Theatre); draw attention away from another, steal the show; treat someone haughtily
Upstage Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
1) The part of the stage furthest from the audience. \[Diagram\]
2) When an actor moves upstage of another and causes the victim to turn away from the audience
he is "upstaging". Also, an actor drawing attention to himself away from the main action is
upstaging.
Jon Primrose
Upstage Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

upstage
adj : of the back half of a stage; "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience" [ant: downstage] adv : (theater) at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage" [ant: downstage] v
1. treat snobbishly, put in one's place
2. move (another actor) upstage, forcing him to turn away from the audience
3. steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else

WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. treat snobbishly, put in one's place
(hypernym) treat, handle, do by
2. move (another actor) upstage, forcing him to turn away from the audience
(hypernym) move, displace
(derivation) upstager
3. steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else; "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress"
(hypernym) outshine
(derivation) upstager

Adjective
1. of the back half of a stage; "she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
(antonym) downstage
2. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
(synonym) aloof, distant
(similar) reserved

Adverb
1. at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage"
(antonym) downstage
(classification) dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatre
Upstage Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
UpStage is an open source server-side application that has been purpose built for Cyberformance: multiple artists collaborate in real time via the UpStage platform to create and present live theatrical performances, for audiences who can be online (from anywhere in the world) or in a shared space, and who can interact with the performance via a text chat tool. It can also be understood as a form of digital puppetry.

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In theatre, blocking is the precise staging of actors in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera. The term derives from the practice of 19th-century theatre directors such as Sir W. S. Gilbert who worked out the staging of a scene on a miniature stage using blocks to represent each of the actors. (Gilbert's practice is depicted in Mike Leigh's 1999 film Topsy-Turvy.)

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