curtain line

curtain line

A line on a theater stage, usually imaginary, where the act curtain touches the stage floor.
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Stage Specifications: Stage Floor: Hardwood on plywood substrate Procenium Width 58' Height 28' Depth from curtain line to back wall 42' Depth of apron to curtain line 6' Off-stage right 21' x 42' Off-stage lett 21' x 42' Height of stage floor from pit floor 9' Height of state floor from theater floor 4' Height of grid from stage floor 60' Height of loading gallery 50' ** Arkansas Best Corp.
If Davenant was cramped for space, the placing of two of the doors upstage of the curtain line may have been of some help, but it stands to reason that the doors, no matter where they were placed, would take up the same amount of space.
Let supporters of Nord Stream say what they want, let them tout the commercial character of the project, but the new pipelines redraw the old Iron Curtain line.
Hellman's theme of life-isn't-what-everyone-thought-it-would--be is hammered again and again, and then summed up in the final curtain line, lest we've missed it.
Always Crashing in the Same Car, Crispin Spaeth's solo for Lila Hurwitz, was defined by a long green carpet stretching upstage from the curtain line and then extended from a projection of an endless road.
My first gratuitous flash occurred in the 1980s at Hurlyburly on Broadway when Sigourney Weaver took off her shirt--as a curtain line.
Highlights from the shower curtain line include feminine laces, sheer voiles with beads and slubs, harlequins and fish.
Their Final Curtain line looks too high at 18-22 and is worth selling.
As his curtain line Bernauer said that Walgreens is ahead of schedule in its quest to operate 6,000 stores by 2010, pausing to add: "Sans us [pilfering the French preposition from the Cole Porter score for Can-Can] the chain drug industry had 442 fewer stores last year than in 1999.
Curtain line worker Sam Grenfell, 61, said: "It is tragic what has happened.
Stage Specifications: Stage Floor: Hardwood on plywood substrate Procenium Width 58' Height 28' Depth from curtain line to back wall 42' Depth of apron to curtain line 6' Off-stage right 21' x 42' Oft-stage left 21' x 42' Height of stage floor from pit floor 9' Height of state floor from theater floor 4' Height of grid from stage floor 60' Height ol oading ga1ery 50' * * Arkansas Best Carp.
If one subscribes to the four-door model, which is based on evidence from later theatres, particularly the first Drury Lane (1674), it is easy to imagine entrances, and hence stage action, on the forestage near the doors, and hard to find reasons why action should normally occur in the scenic area, upstage of the curtain line.