in the wings of the theater

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piotr1980

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,

Could you confirm that ''wings'' is correctly used in the below sentence.

The artists are getting redy in the wings of the theater.

Many thanks
Piotr
 
  • AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Hello,

    Could you confirm that ''wings'' is correctly used in the below sentence.

    The artists are getting ready in the wings of the theater.

    Many thanks
    Piotr
    I like what Panj said.

    You could also re-word it as follows:

    1. The artists are waiting in the wings of the theatre, preparing to go onstage.
    2. The artists are waiting in the wings of the theatre, readying to go onstage.

    In AE, preparing and readying are words used to describe a performer's mental state, rather than something physical they're doing back there.

    Maybe that's what you meant to begin with. :)


    AngelEyes
     
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