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.
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How to use drop scene in a sentence
Some decorations have been added since last year, and an allegorical drop-scene has been painted.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Through the centre of the rear drop scene is seen a small chamber in which is a suit of armor standing upright.Magic | Ellis Stanyon
There was a black curtain, like a drop-scene; and I knew that, as soon as that lifted, I should be dead and on the other side.Lady Lilith | Stephen McKenna
A composition like this on the drop-scene of a theatre would scarcely surprise us, but here we rub our eyes.The Channel Islands | Joseph Morris
At night the façade behaves very oddly, for it becomes then as flat as a drop scene.A Wanderer in Venice | E.V. Lucas