proscenium arch


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proscenium arch

n.
The structure framing the opening between the stage and the seating area of a theater or auditorium.
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Noun1.proscenium arch - the arch over the opening in the proscenium wall
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
proscenium wall, proscenium - the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
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Michael Boyd, RSC artistic director, said: "Our transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre auditorium offers the promise of a changed relationship between actor and audience as its thrust stage steps out from the old proscenium arch and brings the furthest seats twice as close to the action.
Boxed in by the proscenium arch of BAM's Harvey Theater, "Hotel Cassiopeia" presents its own biocollage of Cornell's influences and obsessions and then considers how they merged into artistic inspiration.
To achieve the intimacy of the original theatre in Vancouver's 2,800-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre, MacDonald designed the stage apron to extend beyond the proscenium arch, over the orchestra pit and into the auditorium, removing seats at the front in the process.
With a proscenium arch, curtains, lighting and full scenery, the effect was astonishing.
There's not just one proscenium arch, but six or seven in a row.
A Lionel Walden mural titled ``The Glorification of the Drama,'' atop the theater's proscenium arch has been restored.
Designed and built by Wren at a cost of 10 000[pounds], it was the most resplendent theatre of its time, with two tiers of seven boxes each holding 20 people, a well equipped backstage and a proscenium arch decorated by Grinling Gibbons.
On the face of it, the Globe and Playhouse are chalk and cheese venues - one an open air, up-close-and-personal bear pit and the other a traditional Victorian proscenium arch auditorium, which is likely to prove quite a challenge for the production team.
It's a gorgeously painted, thrillingly intimate, 350-seat version of something like the Royal Opera House with tiny boxes curving around the auditorium to meet the proscenium arch on either side.
The programme cover for this skating show suggests a large ice rink set within a glamorous, glitzy proscenium arch.
Cast for their looks as well as musicianship, the show's young performers manage to transform the stereotypically wholesome world of marching bands into a sassy entertainment that literally bursts out of a proscenium arch.
With the touring Kasabian theatrical stage set - including a proscenium arch, no less - they looked every inch the rock icons.