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.
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
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.