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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
John BarnesJohn Barnes

A large movable piece of fabric, used to conceal the stage from the auditorium in a proscenium theatre. Probably because the curtain moves at highly significant moments, it is a general metaphor for the temporal boundary between stage and real life, and thus ‘curtain’ can mean the last cue, event, or line of a ... ...

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