Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:49

drop-scene

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NounEdit

drop-scene (plural drop-scenes)

  1. (now rare) The curtain lowered in a theatre between the acts of a play, to allow for set changes etc.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 46:
      ‘Well, I found myself seated in a horrid little private box, with a vulgar drop-scene staring me in the face.’