How to say: "End of Intermission"?
August 20, 2009 9:05 AM   Subscribe

Is there a single word or other phrase that means end of intermission, in English or any romance language?

Failing that, what would you add to Intermezzo or Entr'acte to idiomatically indicate "end of…",?
posted by dpcoffin to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by blue_beetle at 9:06 AM on August 20, 2009

"Resumption" means a continuation after a break.
posted by demiurge at 9:11 AM on August 20, 2009

Cambio y fuera in Spanish.
posted by cobain_angel at 10:11 AM on August 20, 2009

In addition to resume and recommence, the verbs restart, return, and continue may be appropriate.

What context do you need such a word for? In most cases "Beginning of Act 2", or "End of intermission", though longer than one word, would be sufficient.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 10:16 AM on August 20, 2009

Thanks, helpful! I was wondering if there was some simple term or expression that theater people use, or used to use, as shorthand for: "Ladies and gentlemen, please return to your seats! The program is about to resume," or for flicking the lights in the lobby, that sort of thing.
posted by dpcoffin at 11:38 AM on August 20, 2009

Intermissions or intervals may also, with live music especially, recommence with an overture -- either the original overture music or a special one to fit the act now starting. The overture would perform the same function as flicking the lights -- encouraging people to return to their seats.

Theatre people would probably use phrases like "Places for Act II!" because for them, usually an intermission is just a lot of set-up work.
posted by dhartung at 12:18 PM on August 20, 2009

entr'act(e?) (sp?)
posted by Melismata at 2:36 PM on August 20, 2009

woops, sorry, didn't read the question all the way through :(
posted by Melismata at 2:37 PM on August 20, 2009

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