grave trap

grave trap

On a theater stage, an oblong trap, 2 often located toward the front of the stage along its center line.
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The same problem exists with bridge traps and grave traps which were basically wider versions of daemon traps that worked on a similar ascension principle (Fitzgerald 89).
The hole through which the actor rises cannot be a large gap which opens in the stage as is used for daemon, bridge and grave traps. The glide trap has to run the length of the stage, like the bridge trap, but the opening left by a trap the width of the stage is not ultimately going to be filled by the platform the actor is going to stand upon so there are two options: leave the trap open along its entirety and mask it with downstage sloats, or keep the opening covered entirely with a section of articulated wood similar to the shuttered opening of a roll-top desk called the scruto.