back-cloth star

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Noun[edit]

back-cloth star (plural back-cloth stars)

  1. An actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.

References[edit]

  • Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang, 7th Ed.