false proscenium



  • A construction of wings, flats, or cloths, used with a topborder to reduce the size of the proscenium. The frameworkis painted to resemble draped curtains and can be employed with acyclorama to reduce the amount of scenery required. It isalso called a false pros or inner proscenium; theterm portal opening is usually used in America, and lemanteau d'Harlequin in France.