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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