proscenium

18Sep07

pro·sce·ni·um
n., pl. -ni·ums or -ni·a (-nē-ə).

1. The area of a modern theater that is located between the curtain and the orchestra.
2. The stage of an ancient theater, located between the background and the orchestra.
3. A proscenium arch.

[Latin proscēnium, from Greek proskēnion : pro-, before; see pro–2 + skēnē, buildings at the back of the stage.]



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