Proscenium Arch


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Proscenium Arch

 

the architectural frame that forms a portal opening to the stage and separates it from the audience. In the modern theater the proscenium arch is usually rectangular. Temporary (and often movable) decorative proscenium arches are also used, both as a part of the stage set and as a means for reducing the size of the stage area.

proscenium arch

An arch or any equivalent opening in the proscenium wall through which the stage is seen by the audience.
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Dyson but the proscenium arch is decorated with Doulton tiles by William James Neatby (1860 to 1910), a celebrated ceramicist of his day.
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