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drop scene

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noun Theater.
  1. a drop curtain, often of painted or dyed canvas, located downstage and used as the backdrop for a scene played while the set upstage is being changed.
  2. a scene or act played with less intensity than the preceding one.
  3. the last scene of an act or play.
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Origin of drop scene

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for drop scene

backdrop, cloth, drop, tab, scrim

Examples from the Web for drop scene

Historical Examples of drop scene

  • She was hoping that with Alvan's eruption the drop-scene would fall.

    The Tragic Comedians, Complete

    George Meredith

  • The drop-scene (as we should call it) raised between the acts of a play.

  • These were the drop-scene, merely: negligible, when Life took the stage.

    Far to Seek

    Maud Diver

  • At last the drop-scene fell upon a storm of cat-calls, howls, hisses, and vociferations.

  • There is a stage, with drop-scene, representing one of our streets, and appointments for theatrical representations.

    Travels in South Kensington

    Moncure Daniel Conway