parascenium

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parascenium

(ˌpærəˈsiːnɪəm)
n, pl -nia (-nɪə)
(Theatre) theatre a wing on either side of the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theatre where props would be stored and actors could prepare
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43, 52, notes that a paraskenion with an entrance into guest chambers may be implied by Alcestis 546-9, and that paraskenia might be a hiding place for Orestes and Pylades at Choe.