Definition of Proscenium arch

1. Noun. The arch over the opening in the proscenium wall.

Generic synonyms: Arch
Group relationships: Proscenium, Proscenium Wall



Definition of Proscenium arch

1. Noun. (context: in a theatre) The arch that (frame frames) a (stage), and separates it from the (auditorium). ¹

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Literary usage of Proscenium arch

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"proscenium arch. A. In a theatre or similar building, the aix-h above the opening in the proscenium wall, at the front of the stage. In the United States, ..."

2. A Book of Marionettes by Helen (Haiman) Joseph (1920)
"After removing the spring, attach it to the face of the proscenium arch with ordinary window shade fixtures. It should be wide enough to lap well over each ..."

3. A Book of Marionettes by Helen (Haiman) Joseph (1920)
"After removing the spring, attach it to the face of the proscenium arch with ordinary window shade fixtures. It should be wide enough to lap well over each ..."

4. Collected Papers on Acoustics by Wallace Clement Sabine (1922)
"The proscenium arch itself was very well designed, for the sound passed ... Otherwise reflections from the proscenium arch would also have shown in the ..."

5. The Tony Sarg Marionette Book by Frederick John MacIsaac (1921)
"The next thing to be considered is the proscenium arch, which is really a kind of frame for the stage opening. An old-fashioned gilt picture-frame, ..."

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