proscenium arch


: an arch that is over the front of a stage

Examples of proscenium arch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By extending the stage into a thrust and, behind the proscenium arch, creating layer after overlapping layer in the playing space using curtains, scrims, and elegant, rotatable scenery, Shimizu renders the play’s palimpsest tangible. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 19 Oct. 2023 Radio City Music Hall’s proscenium arch helped drive home the more theatrical parts of the show, with some of Monáe’s mid-song quips and speeches having the endearing air of an off-Broadway musical. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2023 The staging, like the material itself, is both approachable (an effect magnified by David Korins’s set, which shrinks the theater down to manageable scale by adding a second proscenium arch behind Edelman) and stealthily unsetting. Vulture, 27 June 2023 The chip display was admirable, with boxes stacked elaborately into a proscenium arch. Oliver Munday, The Atlantic, 28 Aug. 2023 When those big old stage lights came on in the proscenium arch theater, my whole heart leapt. Katie Bain, Billboard, 19 Dec. 2022

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“Proscenium arch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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