proscenium

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a raised platform on which theatrical performances are given

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the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i

the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater

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The manager's voice recalled him from a more careful inspection of the building, to the opposite side of the proscenium, where, at a small mahogany table with rickety legs and of an oblong shape, sat a stout, portly female, apparently between forty and fifty, in a tarnished silk cloak, with her bonnet dangling by the strings in her hand, and her hair (of which she had a great quantity) braided in a large festoon over each temple.
False prosceniums flash bits and pieces of Vargas-like pinup girls.
A group of images of '30s and '40s movie palaces--showing the weirdly empty, rhythmic rows of seats and overwrought prosceniums inside, or
Tm 3 firm believer in the school of "paint it black and it will disappear, I' because, in my experience, it does--and this belief extends beyond the black box setting and includes prosceniums as well.
More an effect than an architectural feature of these small theatres, prosceniums are often created with gestures as small as a straight row of chairs dividing a room into playing space and auditorium.