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revolving stage

noun, Theater
1.
a circular platform divided into segments enabling multiple theater sets to be put in place in advance and in turn rotated into view of the audience.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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revolving stage

theatrical device for scene changes, or shifts, by which three or more settings are constructed on a turntable around a central pivot and revolved before the audience. It was invented for the Kabuki theatre in Japan in the 18th century and was introduced into Western theatre at the Residenztheater in Munich in 1896. The revolving stage was widely adopted and has remained a popular mechanical feature in major theatres around the world

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