Definition of curtain speech in English:

curtain speech

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  • A speech of thanks or appreciation to an audience, made after a performance by an actor playing a leading role, typically from the front of the stage with the curtains closed.
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    • So he famously said in a first-night curtain speech at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in 1956.
    • His curtain speech, in the style of an old actor manager, was a joy and fitted perfectly into the comic framework of the evening.
    • She gave the first curtain speech I had ever seen.

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