- Also called proscenium arch. the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium. Abbreviation: pros.
- (formerly) the apron or, especially in ancient theater, the stage itself.
Origin of proscenium
Related Words for prosceniumtop, head, face, facade, anterior, frontage, van, lead, frontal, brow, frontispiece, fore, bow, facing, vanguard, forehead, breast, exterior, obverse, foreground
Examples from the Web for proscenium
Historical Examples of proscenium
Anyway, I'm going to propose, him for the Stuyvesant and the Proscenium.The Younger Set
Robert W. Chambers
The chief feat however is not yet performed, that which is to be acted in front of the Proscenium!Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2
The Proscenium Arch is the arch or frame extending around the front of the stage of a theatre.The Boy Craftsman
A. Neely Hall
- the arch or opening separating the stage from the auditorium together with the area immediately in front of the arch
- (in ancient theatres) the stage itself
Word Origin for proscenium
c.1600, "stage of an ancient theater," from Latin proscaenium, from Greek proskenion "the space in front of the scenery," also "entrance of a tent," from pro "in front" (see pro-) + skene "stage, tent, booth" (see scene). Modern sense of "space between the curtain and the orchestra" is attested from 1807.