One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the theatre) a pair of curtains drawn open by diagonal cords fixed to the lower inner corners.
- ‘The principle of putting on and off the sails is like the theatre tableau curtains.’
- ‘After that he opened his own studio where - as we have derived from his account books - he created sets for entire performances, house tabs, tableau curtains, or individual pieces of scenery for all the Copenhagen theatres.’
- ‘It is equipped with two sets of tableau curtains.’
- ‘As well as the new flying system, the theatre has recently been repainted and has new heating, a new Box Office, new hall curtains and new main tableau curtains, plus tiered seating.’
- ‘Another object of the present invention is to provide a curtain drawer arrangement which is also effective in drawing tableau curtains or super-sized curtains such as those used in large-sized conference rooms.’
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