theatre curtain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n theatre 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:

No man is ever employed back of the curtain line in any first class theatre who is not known to be of good character.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Mrs. Fridolin went to the theatre and longed with mother's eyes for the curtains to part and discover Fricka.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
In the midst of his performance, a black curtain suddenly fell, and I intuitively realised the theatre was on fire.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
A moment before the curtain lifted a girl came into the theatre and was ushered to a lonesome seat beside Evan.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Fairfax had sat with them in the gallery at Regent's Theatre when the curtain rose on Dearborn's successful play.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
One of the panels in the wainscoting shot upward without a sound, like the curtain of a theatre, revealing a narrow passage.
"Garrick's Pupil" by Auguston Filon
The same company has also recently fitted a similar curtain for use at the Theatre Royal in Manchester.
"Asbestos" by Robert H. Jones
The time surrounded him with manifold dramas, and everywhere he stood between theatre-curtains.
"Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Never shall I forget my first sight of the great theatre, the curtain and the brilliant lights.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
So does Fate set fire to the theatre of our little plays, and our bright-painted curtain of Futurity!
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
He gladly (as in "Hamlet") quartered in the play another play, and raised two theatre-curtains.
"Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. II" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
She had some inclination to weave and to paint on the theatre curtain, or even to pierce a prompter's-hole in it.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
At best, they but remind me of the front curtain of our theatre.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The excitement in the theatre had increased, and the curtain had been rung down.
"The Great War in England in 1897" by William Le Queux
Immediately there was a sound of ropes squeaking, and the curtain rose as majestically as though it was the curtain of a real theatre.
"The Girl Scouts Rally" by Katherine Keene Galt
So does Fate set fire to the theatre of our little plays, and our bright-painted curtain of Futurity!
"Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)" by Thomas Carlyle
The curtain fell, we left our box, and at the door of the theatre we found the ambassadors waiting for their carriage.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The lowered curtain and the theatre!
"Canzoni & Ripostes" by Ezra Pound
The curtain of the tent theatre on the stage rises.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
The theatre was filling up rapidly as the duke moved a little to the front of the box and peeped round the curtains.
"The Socialist" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In news:

Curtain closing on Clear Space Theatre's summer schedule.
Just in time for Halloween, Redwood Curtain Theatre Gallery presents a "Day of the Dead" themed art show featuring work by Greta Turney.
Danielle Nelson of North Branch has the featured role of Bambi in the River Valley Theatre Company's performance of the musical comedy whodunit "Curtains" in July.
Get a peek at what goes on behind the curtain at Lyric Theatre's first-ever open house.
The opening night performance of Tosca at the Brown Theatre marked the 60-year anniversary of Kentucky Opera in Louisville, a milestone marked by Mayor Greg Fischer's congratulatory proclamation before the curtain rose.
Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd and Ed Asner take their curtain call for "Grace" at the Cort Theatre in New York.
T-P Archive Janet Shea is among the actors who will pay tribute to Le Petit Theatre on Tuesday night during the fundraiser ' Curtain Call : A Night for Le Petit Theatre'.
Country star Randy Travis had the audience hooked even before he got onstage Sunday night at the Majestic Theatre when he began singing "Whisper My Name" behind the curtains.
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, featured as young Henrik Egerman in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look at his two-performance day at the theatre, from morning wake-up to final curtain.
Curtain to rise on renovated Elkhart's Lerner Theatre.
The most exciting moment in a show done by Pegasus Theatre is that first glimpse of the set and actors as the curtain goes up.
The curtain has come down for the final time on the movies at the Rave theatre in downtown Kalamazoo.
Grief has many faces and they have come to life in Curtain Call Theatre's regional premiere of ' Rabbit Hole ,' a story of a middle-class couple who are mourning the loss of their son, Danny.
San Leandro based Curtain Call Performing Arts and the California Conservatory Theatre merged with a shared vision to continue to provide exceptional live theatre to San Leandro and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Remains of Shakespeare 's Curtain Theatre found.
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