|File photo: Impresario Lu Jia (C) takes a curtain call with performers after a dress rehearsal of Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" in Beijing, May 10, 2011.|
演出闭幕后，观众鼓掌，演员在台前向观众敬礼，表示谢意——这就是我们常说的“谢幕”，用英文可以表达为：answer a curtain call或respond to a curtain call，这里的curtain call意即名词“谢幕”或观众要求演员谢幕的掌声或呼声。请看下面的例句：
After the play the actors took eight curtain calls.
The actors had to respond to the curtain call repeatedly, as the audience went on applauding.
The playwright and the director were called before the curtain.
The Chinese version of classic musical "Mamma Mia!" received a warm welcome in Shanghai. The cast returned for five curtain calls on opening night. It looks like the enthusiasm of those who love musicals is on the rise.
—— Excerpt from 'Mamma Mia' premieres in Shanghai