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Many times it is desirable to accentuate certain portions of the stage
with light. This can have a very dramatic effect, but also can be used
very subtly. A dramatic use of a special would be having a single
instrument light an actor. A more subtle use of a special would be to
highlight an actor during an important speech without reducing the
Ellipsoidal instruments are usually used for specials, due to their
focusing and shuttering capabilities.