Taiwan President Backs Hong Kong Protesters While Courting Beijing
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"Enough storyboarding. Let's shoot something."
Called Amazon Storyteller, the free online tool turns scripts into storyboards, complete with characters and dialogue that can then be shared with others for feedback.
The tool is currently in beta.
“We’ve found that many writers want to see their story up on its feet in visual form but find it harder than it should be to create a storyboard,” Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios said. “Storyteller provides a digital backlot, acting troupe, prop department and assistant editor–everything you need to bring your story to life.
Shakespeare Troupe Plans Residency in New York
By PATRICK HEALY The Royal Shakespeare Company will hold court in Manhattan for an unprecedented six-week, five-play residency inside the Park Avenue Armory.
Be surrounded by and command the attention of admirers, subordinates, or hangers-on. For example, After a match Judy generally held court in the locker room. This expression alludes to royalty convening courtiers as well as a judge convening a court of law.
中英對照讀新聞／U.S. tries "hip hop" diplomacy in Pakistan 美國在巴基斯坦展開「嘻哈?」外交
Considered by many Pakistanis to be public enemy number one, the United States on Monday turned to the musical descendants of rap group Public Enemy in an attempt to counter its highly unpopular image in the south Asian nation.
As part of its cultural diplomacy program, the U.S. embassy brought the FEW Collective, a hip-hop troupe from Chicago, to Islamabad, where they danced, rapped and recited poetry to a Westernized, educated elite audience of young Pakistanis.
The group’s 10-day trip is the latest by a number of musical acts sponsored by the State Department as part of its American Festival of the Arts, a cultural program designed to promote exchanges between the people of the two countries.
"It gives a good impression," said Atroz Abro, 20, who attended the show. "You rarely find such events in Pakistan... to pump up the youth by bringing something new."
But FEW Collective has its work cut out. Only 12 percent of Pakistanis have a favorable opinion of the United States, according to a July poll by the Pew Research Center, while 73 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 16 percent don’t know.（Reuters）
Michael Nagle for The New York Times
Billy Joel charged into his catalog like a trouper at Shea Stadium in the first of his two “Last Play at Shea” shows.
Maybe it takes a strayed New Yorker to truly cherish New York City. Billy Joel, who was born in the Bronx and became the quintessential Long Island songwriter, was flanked by New York cityscapes and video backdrops on the Shea Stadium stage Wednesday night. It was the first of Mr. Joel’s two “Last Play at Shea” shows, which are to be the final concerts there before it is demolished.
On the Cover of Sunday’s Book Review
By JOANNA SCOTTThis densely stitched crazy quilt of a novel follows a heroine bent on reinvention across a lifetime and a wealth of genres while evoking a quintessential American mythology.
Reviewed by LEAH HAGER COHEN
Reviewed by LEAH HAGER COHEN
1 a successful entertainer who has had a lot of experience
2 APPROVING anyone with a lot of experience who can be depended on and does not complain:
Good old Edna - she's a real trouper to do the washing-up without even being asked!
He took his disappointment like a trouper.
1 a book with a list of all the goods that you can buy from a shop:
a mail-order catalogue
2 a list of all the books, paintings, etc. that exist in a place
to record something, especially in a list:
Many plants become extinct before they have even been catalogued.adj.
Of, relating to, or having the nature of a quintessence; being the most typical: “Liszt was the quintessential romantic” (Musical Heritage Review).
r.v., -ished, -ish·ing, -ish·es.
- To tear down completely; raze.
- To do away with completely; put an end to.
- To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely. See synonyms at ruin.
[French démolir, démoliss-, from Latin dēmōlīrī : dē-, de- + mōlīrī, to build (from mōlēs, mass).]
a sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a film or television production.[名]（映画などの）絵コンテ.
troupe：名詞，劇團；藝術團體。例句：The troupe is now on the road. （該劇團正在巡迴演出。）
pump up：俚語，使振奮；使充滿熱情、力量和能量。例句：The lively debate really pumped us up.（活躍的辯論著實令我們很興奮。）
cut out：片語，中止；刪去、關掉。例句：Don’t cut out the engine.（別關引擎。）
Definition of backlot
an outdoor area in a film studio where large exterior sets are made and some outside scenes are filmed.
[名]((単数・複数扱い))（芸人などの）一座, 一行, 一団.━━[動](自)((米))座員として巡業する.
Early 19th century: from French, literally ‘troop’.
- [名]1 ((略式))プロペラ(propeller).2 提案(proposition).3 ((通例〜s))《演劇》小道具（係）.