drop scene

noun Theater.

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.
a scene or act played with less intensity than the preceding one.
the last scene of an act or play.

Origin of drop scene

First recorded in 1805–15
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