Stage, Portable

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stage, Portable

 

an easily transportable platform made of wooden panels and boards set up outdoors and used for the performances of wandering folk actors in various countries. Portable stages were used by mimes in ancient Greece and Rome, Italian commedia dell’arte players, and performers of farce in Western Europe. The term “portable stage” is also used to refer to other types of stages, such as theatrical and variety concert stages.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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