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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Group Three winner Xanadou, Coup de Theatre and Sofast complete the line-up.
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. The self-evident swagger culminates in the movie's best sequence--a winning piece of metafiction that pegs the creation of 'Captain America' to war bonds propaganda and allows Johnston to wink at the original Joe Simon-Jack Kirby comics before moving on.
Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) is best known for founding the Memphis group, the "coup de theatre"--as his wife and biographer Barbara Radice described it--that shook the design world in the 1980s.
After successfullybringing Dad'sArmyto the New Theatre in 2007, Calibre Productions return with this 'coup de theatre' which is proving to be a real comic treat.
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.
That was the challenge set by Bourjois for the transformation of its latest mascara, "Coup de Theatre." The secret behind the achievement lies in a white thermoplastic injected brush that gives the lashes maxi mum volume and length thanks to the distribution and shape of its purls.
"It was a coup de theatre. All I can say is that sometimes reality goes way beyond the wildest imagination," Beppino Englaro told Spain's El Pais newspaper on Sunday.
Try Bourjois' Coup de theatre Mascara, pounds 8.95, from Boots for thick, defined, luscious lashes.
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?
What follows is a coup de theatre: the scripts ask them to do research about the writer's milieu and declaim to the class (i.e., offer an oral presentation).
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.
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.