- 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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Examples from the Web for drop scene
She was hoping that with Alvan's eruption the drop-scene would fall.The Tragic Comedians, Complete
The drop-scene (as we should call it) raised between the acts of a play.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
These were the drop-scene, merely: negligible, when Life took the stage.Far to Seek
At last the drop-scene fell upon a storm of cat-calls, howls, hisses, and vociferations.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi
Count Carlo Gozzi
There is a stage, with drop-scene, representing one of our streets, and appointments for theatrical representations.Travels in South Kensington
Moncure Daniel Conway