drop curtain


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drop curtain

Theatre a curtain that is suspended from the flies and can be raised and lowered onto the stage

drop curtain

On the theater stage, any curtain that moves up and down, rather than from side to side.
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They had a curtain around, high enough that you could not see over, on a space of fifteen by fifteen yards [fourteen by fourteen metres] with a drop curtain in front of the firing squad.
Let the Imperial painter paint the bathtub Mail, mail to Ionesco, the new play on its shelf "To: The Tribes of Modernism Paris" Lacking a drop curtain.
NEW YORK -- Created in 1919, Picasso's Le Tricorne was painted as a drop curtain for Diaghilev's ballet by the same name.