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box set

noun, Theater
1.
a boxlike stage set consisting of flats that form the back wall, side walls, and often the ceiling, painted to represent the interior of a room.
Also called, especially British, box scene.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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box set

in Western theatre, realistically detailed, three-walled, roofed setting that simulates a room with the fourth wall (the one closest to the audience) removed. Authentic details include doors with three-dimensional moldings, windows backed with outdoor scenery, stairways, and, at times, painted highlights and shadows

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