theater curtain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n theater curtain a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
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Usage

In literature:

When they entered the theater it was dark and the curtain was up.
"The Cost" by David Graham Phillips
When he reached Liverpool, the curtain had fallen in Bonaparte's theater.
"Washington Irving" by Charles Dudley Warner
Let the theater be full of light while the play lasted, and let the curtain fall to a round of huzzas!
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
We arrived in the theater just as the curtain was going down on the first act.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
It is necessary that each knows who follows whom, particularly if a theater party arrives after the curtain has gone up.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
No curtain divides the theater and the arrangement of the stage goes on before the eyes of the spectators.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
The old theater with its painted curtain had nothing modern to recommend it.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
We lift a curtain and enter a space that reminds one of the underground regions of a theater.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
Curtain theater, 117, 122.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
When his women stars played in New York he always tried to visit them at night at the theater before the curtain went up.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The miniature theater stood up tall in a mystery of curtains.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
What a theater we can have in the library here, the curtains between the columns which divide the room!
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When the dawn broke with tropical suddenness like the ringing up of a quick curtain, the theater of last night's drama stood revealed.
"The Code of the Mountains" by Charles Neville Buck
I was in the theater until the curtain had entirely burned.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
With the premature fall of the curtain at Her Majesty's Theater, begins the Odyssey of Lola Montez.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
About noon the mist lifted and rolled away like a drop-curtain in a theater.
"The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon" by Dexter J. Forrester
And then the theater went black as the curtain rose on the last act.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
CURTAIN in later theater, 327.
"The Private Life of the Romans" by Harold Whetstone Johnston
But it's nothing to the way you're going to feel as you drive to the theater and as you watch the curtain go up.
"May Iverson's Career" by Elizabeth Jordan
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In news:

There's a hot new trend that artfully intertwines theater and dining, and its curtain is rising in Chicago.
At the magic show in the theater, the trash cans tipped over and the theater curtains turned on their side.
Our friends also advised that we visit the theater rest rooms immediately before curtain.
Dual Curtains Dress Theater's Formal Attire .
Rich colors and curtains make a style statement in this New Jersey home theater.
The stage curtains will soon rise on the new Golden Bears Theater at Temecula Valley High School.
"Opus" at Curtain Call Theater ( Curtain Call Theater).
Curtain call for local children's theater champion.
Last show of Carlsbad Community Theater's ' Dearly Departed' also final curtain for director Randy Millegan.
Dual Curtains Dress Theater's Formal Attire.
Red Curtain promises high-quality theater season.
The Pabst Theater curtain rose Thursday evening on three new, short ballets that culminated the Milwaukee Ballet's Genesis Competition.
New Edition reuniting at the UNO Lakefront Arena, French Quarter Festival taking over downtown and the curtain call of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Mahalia Jackson Theater highlight the week ahead in New Orleans.
New theater company raises the curtain for Tom Stoppard.
And using mechanics similar to the window treatments, a small home theater features a retractable curtain revealing a 2.35:1 screen.
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