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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Traditionally, a row of striplight-type lights along the apron of the stage.
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    http://www.strandarchive.co.uk/lanterns/sunraydis.html
    Called "floats" in the UK, one surmises from a time when they were simply a wick floating on oil.

    Less commonly, individual fixtures, often masked or shaded with a shell motif.
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    A reproduction for a period play.
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    http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Holiday07/players_slideshow/

    See also this post, from this thread: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/lighting/6473-footlights.html
    A special derivation, "Cyc Footlights," sits on the deck just DS of the cyc or sometimes in a 2' deep cyc trough and is akin to a "electrics ground row".
     
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