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  This week we are going to look at some different ways that stages can be laid out. There is theatre in the round, which has a stage in the middle and the audience around the outside. The next is the thrust stage, which has a stage that thrusts out into the audience, meaning there is an audience on 3 sides of the stage. Finally, there is the proscenium arch. This type of stage has a stage at the front with an arch so actors can be hidden from the audience, it sometimes has a small part of the stage, which pokes out in front of the arch, and then the audience sits in front of the stage.

  Have a look at the pictures below and decide which type of stage you would like to use to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or the script you wrote for English a few weeks ago.