house curtain

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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The world would welcome Mrs Obama taking centre stage and bring the White House curtain down on Trump.
The world would surely welcome Mrs Obama taking centre stage and bringing the White House curtain down on what has been a terrible performance by Trump.
He recalled the cheeky salute of dancers through the theater house curtain, a hallmark of the performance heightened by the rhythmic veiling and unveiling of the dancers' bodies.
The ballet world grew dimmer on July 7 when the Metropolitan Opera House curtain descended over the brilliant performing career of Ethan Stiefel.
The performance opened, or rather began without opening, as a battering ram beat the stage side of the house curtain. This gave the impression of something trying to break free from the stage.
A splendid evening then, the only downer being the temperamental front of house curtain, which embarrassingly needed two professional opera singers to prop it open in order that the company could take their bows!
Some nights they would need five or six men to hang on to the heavy opera house curtain during intermission so that they could change the scenery.
I put flowers in the corners, I buy house curtains which I drape down the sides and I sprinkle sawdust at the bottom.
CREATE spooky, haunted house curtains instantly with lengths of organza fabric hung in panels.

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