Question - What does being raked mean?

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1 : to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake rake leaves into a pile. 2 : to gain rapidly or in abundance —usually used with inrake in a fortune. 3a : to touch in passing over lightly. b : scratch, scrape. 4 : to censure severely. English theatre stages in the Middle Ages and early Modern era typically sloped upwards away from the audience. This is known as a rake or raked stage and improves the view and sound for the audience. The raked floor is the floor which is slanted up so the audience is able to see from high above. A rake, short for rakehell (analogous to "hellraiser"), is a historic term applied to a man who is habituated to immoral conduct, particularly womanising. Often a rake was also prodigal who wasted his (usually inherited) fortune on gambling, wine, women and song, incurring lavish debts in the process. (definition from Wikipedia's Glossary of Baseball) 'Raking' is derived of course, from the word for the common garden tool and indicates 'to sweep or traverse with shot' only with the baseball bat. Uses of the term 'rake' in the baseball realm date as far back to 1990.

http://www.theatrecrafts.com/pages/home/topics/stage-management/theatre-building/

RAKED AUDITORIUM. Audience seating area which is sloped, with it's lowest part nearest the stage. RAKED STAGE. A sloping stage which is raised at the back (upstage) end. Many theatres with a 'stalls' seating area used to be built with raked stages as a matter of course.

“Upstage” and “downstage” are directional terms helpful for theatre performers in describing areas of the playing space. A director uses these words when “blocking” a scene, i. e., mapping out where each actor should stand or sit or move. “Upstage” means away from the audience, towards the back of the playing area.

http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/discover-theatres/theatre-faqs/170-what-are-the-types-of-theatre-sta

The most common types of stage arrangements are listed below. Proscenium stages. Proscenium stages have an architectural frame, known as the proscenium arch, although not always arched in shape. Thrust stages. Theatres in-the-round. Arena theatres. Black-box or studio theatres. Platform stages. Hippodromes. Open air theatres.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_(theatre)

A flat (short for scenery flat) or coulisse is a flat piece of theatrical scenery which is painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background. Flats can be soft covered (covered with cloth such as muslin) or hard covered (covered with decorative plywood such as luan).

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/proscenium

The proscenium of a theater stage is a structure in front of the stage that frames the action of the play. It can be square or arched, and the stage curtain is generally directly behind it. The ancient Greeks gave us the modern concept of theater and, with it, the proscenium, one of the divisions of the stage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parts_of_a_theatre

Wings: Areas that are part of a stage deck but offstage (out of sight of the audience). The wings are typically masked with legs. The wing space is used for performers preparing to enter, storage of sets for scenery changes and as a stagehand work area. Wings also contain technical equipment, such as the fly system.

https://www.controlbooth.com/threads/how-steep-can-you-rake-a-stage.19306/

AEA says that any rake up to 3/4" per foot is acceptable. Over that you would have to add a rider to all the contracts and pay hazard pay. For ADA ramps (not exactly comparable to raked stages, but an acceptable analogy) "The maximum slope of a ramp in new construction shall be 1:12. "

https://www.nyfa.edu/film-school-blog/the-5-stages-of-blocking-a-scene/

Blocking a scene is simply “working out the details of an actor's moves in relation to the camera. ” You can also think of blocking as the choreography of a dance or a ballet: all the elements on the set (actors, extras, vehicles, crew, equipment) should move in perfect harmony with each other.

https://medium.com/@rajeetsingh/the-rake-the-irresistable-figure-of-female-fantasy-56befe65c038

Short for Rakehell, the rake is a figure of female fantasy. The rake is a slave to his love of women and is often dishonest, disloyal and amoral, but for the time he desires a female, as brief as that moment may be, he will go to the ends of the earth and back for her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_(stock_character)

In a historical context, a rake (short for rakehell, analogous to "hellraiser") was a man who was habituated to immoral conduct, particularly womanising. Often, a rake was also prodigal, wasting his (usually inherited) fortune on gambling, wine, women and song, and incurring lavish debts in the process.

https://monster.fandom.com/wiki/Rake

The Rake (an acronym meaning: the hated eater, registered apple killer eater)is a creature believed to be a humanoid in appearance, with several references in folklore and horrific urban legends, originally appearing on the internet on Creepypasta.

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/pleasure%20seeker

n someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures Synonyms: hedonist, pagan Types: Corinthian, man-about-town, playboy. a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure. Type of: sensualist. a person who enjoys sensuality.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/rake-up

rake up. phrasal verb. If someone is raking up something unpleasant or embarrassing that happened in the past, they are talking about it when you would prefer them not to mention it.