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上方後部

English translation: upper rear (of stage)

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Japanese term or phrase:上方後部
English translation:upper rear (of stage)
Entered by: Anchoy
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21:51 Jun 28, 2004
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Japanese term or phrase: 上方後部
This is the prologue to a script dealing with music history. A robot introduces himself here.

I can't figure out exactly where "上方後部" is referring to in the following text.

Also, what would the subject of the sentence be for "不意に落ちつくと、それは…" Is it the audience settling down?

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客電が静かに落ちると、まだ薄暗いステージの上方後部、バルコニーの手摺りの一部が強く輝く。
不意に落ちつくと、それは…
幾何学的にデザインされた球体。アンテナやレンズが突き出してメタリックな印象だ。それが本体内部から光っている。
SEともに目(の様に見える二つの円形のガラス部分)に光が灯ると、声が聞こえる。無邪気な子供の声だ。
Anchoy
United States
Local time: 10:51
upper rear
Explanation:
上方後部 is upper region of the upstage.
The subject of 不意に落ち着く I think is 光 because the sentence before it is 強く輝く. The light is at first glaring but then it softens and reveals the object.
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miyot
Local time: 08:51
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
上方後部
upper rear


Explanation:
上方後部 is upper region of the upstage.
The subject of 不意に落ち着く I think is 光 because the sentence before it is 強く輝く. The light is at first glaring but then it softens and reveals the object.

miyot
Local time: 08:51
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  morrison: Yes,That's describe specifically the location.
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Kurt Hammond: yes, although there could be a more accurate terminology, as this sounds like a 'senmon yougo'
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Minoru Kuwahara: if i think about the subject in Japanese, that would be 輝き converted from 輝く, translated into "flush", "beam", "ray", "brilliance", etc.-
1 day6 hrs
  -> 輝きsounds better, indeed.

agree  Gerald Blomgren: This is simply "upstage" in theater-speak. See: http://www.redbirdstudio.com/AWOL/stage.html
1 day17 hrs
  -> "upstage" simply means "closer to the back wall" or 後部. I think 上方means closer to the ceiling.
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