front curtain


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act curtain, act drop, front curtain, house curtain

A curtain, behind the asbestos curtain in a theater, which closes the proscenium and serves as an indication of the beginning or end of an act or scene.
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This arrangement made impossible any front curtain, though a curtain was generally hung before the rear stage, from the floor of the gallery.
The man pulled over in a parking lot, locked the car, closed the front curtain and jumped to the back seat where the Filipina was seated and abused her sexually.
Technology and safety, as you would expect, have moved to a new level and include Front Assist, touchscreen, hill hold, front curtain airbags and a multi collision braking system from entry grade and the likes of front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera and Full Link connectivity on the higher specs.
The services to be carried out are, in particular, the following: - studies of the execution of all the works - the installations and facilities necessary for the execution of the site - the construction of a provisional dike at sea and two perpendicular accesses - construction of connections to existing structures; - construction of a composite front curtain consisting of pipes and sheet piles and fixed in a rear sheet piling curtain; - the construction of a rear pillar based on deep foundations; Backfilling of the structures after tie-rods are installed and the treatment of the soil between the platform and the deep foundations of the crane's rear sole - marine equipment (ladders, defenses, bollards).
One of his methods for removing the front curtain at the beginning of the show was very simple.
Nightscape photographers will love the camera's high-ISO performance, built-in intervalometer, time-lapse functions, electronic front curtain shutter, and "virtual horizon" settings.
Equipment will include automatic climate control, heated leather steering wheel and cruise control with speed limiter, plus safety features like stability control and front curtain airbags.
Equipment will include automatic climate control, heated leather steering wheel and cruise control with speed limiter plus safety features like stability control and front curtain airbags.
Both newcomers have a 4x20W radio CD with aux input and fingertip remote controls, auto lights and wipers, climate control, cruise control, front curtain airbags and speed limiter.
In tact, the house was parked just behind the front curtain, and it tracked downstage when the curtain opened, right into the audience's lap.
The concept of front curtain was unheard of and set and costume changes were done on stage itself.
The front curtain, even today, rises at the start of a play, and remains up until the last dialogue has been delivered, when it falls to mark the end of the show.