coup de theatre


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a dramatic surprise

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a sensational bit of stagecraft

a highly successful theatrical production

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Odds: French Fifteen (2/1), Xanadou (9/4), Gregorian (11/4), Sofast (7/2), Aesop's Fables (8/1), Caspar Netscher (8/1), Arnold Lane (12/1), Coup De Theatre (14/1)
Yet the piece's origins are unmistakable and Reza's coup de theatre - a character projectile vomiting across the stage when a piece of homemade cobbler unsettles her stomach - doesn't have quite the same impact when we're protected from spatter by the cinematic fourth wall.
Yet the piece's origins are unmistakable and Reza's comical coup de theatre - a character projectile vomiting across the stage when a piece of homemade cobbler unsettles her stomach - doesn't have quite the same impact when we're protected from spatter by the cinematic fourth wall.
Johnston is in his element recreating the retro-futurism of period sci-fi and the transformation of the excellent Evans from puny punch-bag to man-mountain is a fantastic coup de theatre.
Such a call is an unfortunate coup de theatre, a reversal that leaves the stage of make-believe and wreaks tragedy upon real people.
The Censor features what can only be politely described as quite a supremely unsettling coup de theatre involving an act normally performed in the solitude of the smallest room.
Coup de Theatre comes in five party colors to give you the look that matches your mood.
Stephen Medcalf, the director, has a brilliant coup de theatre at the very opening, and the Buxton Opera House is exactly the right size, remembering howoperas are often lost in our large provincial theatres.
But Frantz seemed to show no interest in sifting through the score's lovingly-detailed textures - and why did he duck the conclusion's showpiece coup de theatre, multiple horns standing with bells raised in the air?
While the word is French, the past-time is international and there are many varieties: a coup d'etat is when a small group overthrow an existing government; coup de grace, when you end the suffering of a mortally wounded person, usually by removing his head from his body; coup de theatre - a sensational turn of events; and coup de main, a sudden forceful manual attack as favoured by Mike Tyson.
It is a stunning coup de theatre by a man whose work always served the narrative.
His text, alas, conflated into five acts Marlowe's ten--allowing one-night stands but losing the breathtaking generic inversion of Tamburlaine's marriage (ending Part I), and the equally calculated coup de theatre of having, not Jove with a thunderbolt, but Allah with dysentery finally strike the tyrannous blasphemer down, a whole play later.
El ultimo y definitivo coup de theatre preparado por Evita, la delirante farsa de su propia muerte, es organizado con precision por la directora francesa Catherine Marnas, quien antes escenifico en Mexico Roberto Zucco.
Read then moves to the play itself, discussing its painterly decor and costumes, and the celebrated coup de theatre of Therese's sex change, during which her eponymous breasts float away while the lady grows, in seconds, moustache and beard.
Cependant, coup de theatre, la leader parlementaire du gouvernement Janet Ecker (PC/Pickering--Ajax--Uxbfidge), a obtenu le consentement unanime de la Chambre pour proposer une motion demandant que la Chambre se reunisse exceptionnellement le lendemain, un vendredi, pour proceder a la deuxieme et a la troisieme lectures du projet de loi.