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.
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A turreted front curtain wall led to a third and even larger circular tower at its eastern corner providing a perfect river view.
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.
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.
Even the front curtain is of a mock Tudor housefront while designer Christopher Woods's extravagant set has the right wallpaper and, naturally, a trio of flying ducks on the wall.
Feld's habit of leaving the front curtain raised between dances is a wise choice here; scene changes are extensive but fascinating to watch and less predictable than the dances.
Sets reflect Central European functionality (perhaps becoming something of a WNO cliche), but are stunningly revealed through a snapshot front curtain which gradually expands our field of vision.
The orchestra starts playing and the footlights glow on the tapestry-like front curtain.