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backcloth

a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set

backdrop

On the theater stage, a large, taut, flat canvas, usually hung from the grid at the rear of the stage to mask the backstage area.
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These have been set across the windows as shields against the mundane, or are used as softly illuminated backcloths for the clothes.
A few clever tweaks to the backcloths and lighting and we are transported to other venues, such as The Conservative Club.
Chief burden in this score rests upon the strings, ever-present conjurors of textural landscapes and warm, cushioning backcloths to spectacular wind solos, and how well they acquitted their responsibilities.
The farmer turned puppeteer, who died last month aged 85, left his rare assortment of puppets, backcloths, scripts and drawings to Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth, where he had first asked to exhibit them in 1995 after retiring from 10 years of performing on the town's promenade.
Shakespeare's World will provide the ultimate experience in entertainment - an entirely new dimension embracing theatre, television and movies, plus authentic backcloths of Tudor England, live action and individual participation,' he said.