prompter's box

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prompter’s box

A small box for the prompter at the center of the footlights, esp. in an opera house; projects slightly above the floor of the stage and has an opening facing the performers.
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She came to all the shows and stood by the prompter's box, sometimes for three performances a day
For comic relief and metatheatrical effect, a commedia character is introduced, a bald-headed ancient woman (played by a man in this production) who pops in and out of the prompter's box.