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curtain speech

noun, Theater
1.
the final speech of an act, scene, or play.
2.
a brief speech by an actor, producer, author, or the like, immediately following a performance, usually delivered in front of the closed curtains on the stage.
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  • The real author of our little comedy appears to make a curtain speech.

    The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • I recognized this deathless line as the curtain speech and crawled to my feet.

    The Repairman Harry Harrison
  • George Bernard Shaw's witticism when somebody in the gallery hissed while he was making a curtain speech has become famous.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock
  • I used to shriek with laughter listening to his curtain speeches or, rather, his curtain speech.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for curtain speech

curtain speech

noun
1.
a talk given in front of the curtain after a stage performance, often by the author or an actor
2.
the final speech of an act or a play
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