Stage (audience)

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Stage and audience in the rain
A concert stage photographed from the auditorium

A (public) stage or, in special cases, also called a podium , is a mostly public space in front of an audience , on which performances and events of various kinds can take place. The stage is usually a building that is higher than the auditorium . However, this is not absolutely necessary as there are often stages at ground level. In general, a stage can therefore also be a larger free space in front of an auditorium.

Word origin

The term stage comes from Middle High German and originally meant a wooden frame.

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The range of variation of stages is theoretically unlimited. There are u. a. Indoor and outdoor stages, covered and uncovered stages, as well as mobile and fixed stages. Some stages are at ground level, with most of the stages being set much higher than - at least the first rows - the audience area. In the case of a fashion show in particular, a stage built into the auditorium or usually surrounded by the audience in a U-shape is generally used in the form of a so-called catwalk . This type of stage has recently been used in parts at large pop concerts .

As a special form of the stage, the altar area, which can always be found especially in Christian churches, can be seen from where the pastor and the like can be seen. a. the Holy Mass in front of the faithful present celebrated.

The most common forms of stages are e.g. B .:

Forms of presentation and events on one stage

In theory, presentations or events of all kinds can take place on a stage. An essential criterion is the presence or at least the possibility of the presence of the audience.

The most common places to find a stage are:

See also

Wiktionary: stage  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Wiktionary: Theater stage  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, edited by Elmar Seebold: Etymological Dictionary of the German Language. 24th, revised and expanded edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 978-3-11-017473-1 , DNB 965096742, keyword: “Stage”, page 159.