curtain lecture meaning

  "curtain lecture" in a sentence
  • Noun: curtain lecture  'kurt(u)n 'lekchu(r)
    1. A private lecture to a husband by his wife

    Derived forms: curtain lectures

    Type of: lecture, speech, talking to


  1. a curtain lecture
  2. Jerrold wrote for numerous periodicals, and gradually became a contributor to the " Monthly Magazine ", " Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures ", which was later published in book form.
  3. With his wife he managed the Lyceum Theatre from 1844 to 1847, putting on, among other productions, adaptations from the works of Charles Dickens; here he played the nurse Sarah Gamp in " Martin Chuzzlewit ", for which role he was coached by Dickens himself, Trotty Veck in " The Chimes ", and Mrs Caudle in " Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures " by Douglas Jerrold.

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