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back-cloth star

An actor or performer who takes the focus of the audience away from the other actors on stage by positioning him- or herself in such a way that the other actors' backs are to the audience. Everyone said after the show that his performance was riveting, but to be honest, I think he's just a back-cloth star. He made it so he was the only one we could ever see!
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Backcloth, who has since enjoyed a six-week break, comes to Chepstow still relatively unexposed and can still make the necessary improvement to take tomorrow's prize.
Richard Quinn, who rode Backcloth, dashed off to Sandown to complete his double for Dunlop on Generous Rosi, while Tim Sprake remained at Leicester to ride yet another Dunlop winner, Birth Of The Blues, in the mile handicap.
Richard Quinn is darting to Esher to take the ride after endeavouring to double up for the Arundel stable earlier in the day at Leicester with Backcloth in the Knipton Handicap (2.
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.
The improving housing market creates a more positive backcloth for
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.
And the strings had come earlier into their own with a wonderfully cushioning backcloth to the reflective incidents of Wagner's cosily intimate Siegfried Idyll.
This collection "provides an important backcloth to the revolution" in Egypt that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, according to editors Bush (African studies and developmental politics, U.
Today we will visit Reichenbach Waterfalls, the backcloth for Holmes' 'famed' struggle with Moriarty.
Details 01824708263 6 Antique and Collectors Fair, St Mary''s Church Hall, Betws y Coed, Thursday, 9am-4pm A small, friendly fair with Snowdonia mountains as a backcloth.
BACKCLOTH It came as campaigners and prosecutors gathered at Holyrood's equal opportunities committee to discuss the problem.