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.
Rome is the backcloth to many of these sonnets, a backcloth which is crimped, pleated, wrinkled and faded with the events of ancient history, but remains perfectly intact in the glow of the present.
It's against this backcloth of uncertainty the Lady Black Cats have to spike Spring Series winners Chelsea's guns this evening.
Andy Street was out to promote the West Midlands Combined Authority and himself on the backcloth of the games.
It once provided a backcloth to regimental reunion dinners staged at Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, until the late 1990s.
This stark divide forms the crucial backcloth against which the Holyrood election campaign will now be fought.
The stage backcloth featured two "Save Our Steel" banners and Heaton, never afraid to speak his mind, dedicated The Housemartins track The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death to the steelworkers affected by the current crisis.
If the new centre is to thrive and be a proud addition to the sporting backcloth of Huddersfield, then one and all should be included in its preparation.
Perhaps many readers do not know that the backcloth to all these abortions is that in Wales and the UK we have freely available contraception - so why so many abortions?
A great blank void in the highway, almost graceful As it curved around unkind hills, Rising and falling as silver, spitting and slicing its Way into the distant city of satanic mills, The moon's mesmerising stare over the sleeping Landscape, Dreaming of rebirth, as stars provide a backcloth Of tinted pinpricks in its drape, As if by rote, the land, now breathless, seemingly Iridescent on airborne wings, As veil by veil, nature with humanity held benign, Can once more truly sing.
With a simple backcloth doubling up as a film projection screen, a few chairs and charpoys, the simple but powerful staging evokes the heat, the dust and the traditions of a Pakistani village.
IN a situation where the Free Syrian Army is desperate for more military help and in particular wants a no-fly zone to guarantee its take-over, and against a backcloth of former chemical attacks where UN officials have confirmed that the evidence suggests that attempts have been made to lay the blame upon Assad and deliberately provoke the West, to jump to conclusions over recent alleged events in Damascus is either extraordinarily stupid or is indeed evidence of complicity.