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drop scene

noun, Theater
1.
a drop curtain, often of painted or dyed canvas, located downstage and used as the backdrop for a scene played while the set upstage is being changed.
2.
a scene or act played with less intensity than the preceding one.
3.
the last scene of an act or play.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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