backcloth


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backcloth

(ˈbækˌklɒθ)
n
(Theatre) a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set. Also called: backdrop
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backcloth - scenery hung at back of stagebackcloth - scenery hung at back of stage  
scenery, scene - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"
Translations

backcloth

[ˈbækklɒθ] N (Brit) (Theat, also fig) → telón m de fondo

backcloth

[ˈbækklɒθ] n (British)
(THEATRE) (= backdrop) (to stage)toile f de fond
(fig) (= background) (to scenery)toile f de fond
against a backcloth of green hills → sur un fond de collines vertes, avec les collines vertes comme toile de fond
(fig) (to event) against a backcloth of sth [+ strikes, industrial unrest] → dans un climat de qch
The events occurred against a backcloth of industrial unrest in Britain → Les événements ont eu lieu dans un climat d'agitation industrielle en Grande-Bretagne.

backcloth

[ˈbækˌklɒθ] n (Brit) (Theatre) → fondale m (fig) → sfondo
References in classic literature ?
Every day the coast looked the same, as though we had not moved; but we passed various places--trading places--with names like Gran' Bassam Little Popo, names that seemed to belong to some sordid farce acted in front of a sinister backcloth.
But once he found room Backcloth quickened in style to hit the front five strides from the finish and Eddery was able to ease down in the shadow of the post and score by half a length from Lady Angharad.
City will go to Carmarthen with the backcloth of mixed fortunes there in the second half of last season.
Backcloth produced a remarkable escape act under Pat Eddery to justify strong support in the showcase race, writes Bruce Jackson.
RELY on Backcloth to regain the winning thread in the Mark Alleyne Benefit Handicap at Chepstow tomorrow.
The production is further enriched with a backcloth from the visual artist Roy Lichtenstein and a soundscape by Brian Eno.
This buoyant soundworld from the expert CBSO strings provided the perfect backcloth for Padmore in Gerald Finzi's rapturous Dies Natalis.
The strength of the UK economy will provide a positive backcloth for growth in North Wales.
THE proven mudlark Backcloth, who has never been in better form at home, is fancied to land today's Tote Scoop6 Handicap (3.
Thus the painted backcloth and the local dancers become part of the charm of a good old-fashioned show.
However, even with that backcloth I was shocked to see a Liberal Democrat publication for Aston, Newtown and The Broadway.
Make no mistake, with just a year of his current contract left Dave Watson faces a mammoth task to re-build for next season against a backcloth of financial restraint.