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
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drop curtain

On the theater stage, any curtain that moves up and down, rather than from side to side.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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