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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(Such later twentieth-century British spear-carriers were accorded a surprise appearance.) Today's vogue for avant-garde performance costumes wasn't directly flagged, but an Edward Burra watercolor of stylized commedia dell'arte figures (Design for a Drop Curtain, 1946) served as makeweight.
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.
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