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pro·sce·ni·um

 (prō-sē′nē-əm, prə-)
n. pl. pro·sce·ni·ums or pro·sce·ni·a (-nē-ə)
1. The area of a modern theater that is located between the curtain and the orchestra.
2. The stage of an ancient theater, located between the background and the orchestra.
3. A proscenium arch.

[Latin proscēnium, from Greek proskēnion : pro-, before; see pro-2 + skēnē, buildings at the back of the stage.]

proscenium

(prəˈsiːnɪəm)
n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
1. (Theatre) the arch or opening separating the stage from the auditorium together with the area immediately in front of the arch
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient theatres) the stage itself
[C17: via Latin from Greek proskēnion, from pro- before + skēnē scene]

pro•sce•ni•um

(proʊˈsi ni əm, prə-)

n., pl. -ni•ums, -ni•a (-ni ə)
1. Also called prosce′nium arch`. the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium. Abbr.: pros.
2. (formerly) the apron or, esp. in ancient theater, the stage itself.
[1600–10; < Latin proscēnium, proscaenium < Greek proskḗnion entrance to a tent, porch, stage (Late Greek: stage curtain) =pro- pro-2 + skēn(ḗ) (see scene) + -ion neuter n. suffix]

proscenium

The wall dividing the auditorium from the stage where the proscenium arch is located.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proscenium - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)proscenium - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
2.proscenium - the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
proscenium arch - the arch over the opening in the proscenium wall
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"

proscenium

noun
A raised platform on which theatrical performances are given:
board (used in plural), stage.
Translations

proscenium

[prəʊˈsiːnɪəm]
A. N (prosceniums or proscenia (pl)) [prəʊˈsiːnɪə]proscenio m
B. CPD proscenium arch Nembocadura f
proscenium box Npalco m de proscenio

proscenium

n pl <proscenia> (also proscenium arch)Proszenium nt; proscenium stageBühne fmit Vorbühne
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'Here he is,' cried Mr Thomas Codlin, presenting his head and face in the proscenium of the stage, and exhibiting an expression of countenance not often seen there; 'and he'll see his partner boiled alive before he'll go on to-night.
Beaufort with the same diamond earrings and the same smile--and whether suitable proscenium seats were already prepared for them in another world.
A great historian, as he insisted on calling himself, who had the happiness to be dead a hundred and twenty years ago, and so to take his place among the colossi whose huge legs our living pettiness is observed to walk under, glories in his copious remarks and digressions as the least imitable part of his work, and especially in those initial chapters to the successive books of his history, where he seems to bring his armchair to the proscenium and chat with us in all the lusty ease of his fine English.
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.
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