2017年2月24日 星期五

tableau, tableau vivant; pump and tub, tub-friendly, valediction

 

Two years in the making, on May 23rd and 24th of 2011, Sarah Small and collaborators mounted a 120-participant Tableau at the former Williamsburg…
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A Tub-Friendly Tablet

THE TABLET MAY be the ultimate leisure gadget, so not surprisingly we take it wherever we lounge: the couch, the bed, the La-Z-Boy LZB -0.96% . But unless you stuff your tablet in a clunky waterproof case, it's been impossible to enjoy your pinching and swiping in one of the most leisurely places of all: the bath. That will change when Sony's 6758.TO -1.54% ultrathin Xperia Tablet Z launches next month. You can safely dunk it in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes (just remember to seal its port covers). And while its vivid 10.1-inch screen, virtual-surround-sound speakers and 8.1-megapixel camera are nice touches, the Xperia Tablet Z is all about going where no tablet has gone before. Happy splashing. $500, store.sony.com

Off the Map in the Black Garden
By RUSS JUSKALIAN
On a spartan journey to the breakaway Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the author finds ghost cities, mountain tableaus and strands of personal connection to the area.


Page 205 …primitive camera movement, and too frontal and tableau-like a…


 In 1971, he was asked to compose a piece for the Paris Opéra. While reluctant to undertake such a major project, he was persuaded in 1975 to accept the commission and began work on his Saint-François d'Assise. The composition was intensive (he also wrote his own libretto) and occupied him from 1975 to 1979; the orchestration was carried out from 1979 until 1983.[24] Messiaen preferred to describe the final work as a "spectacle" rather than an opera. It was first performed in 1983. Some commentators at the time thought that the opera would be his valediction (at times Messiaen himself believed so),[25] but he continued to compose. In 1984 he published a major collection of organ pieces, Livre du Saint Sacrement; other works include birdsong pieces for solo piano, and works for piano with orchestra.


tableau vivant
ˌtabləʊ ˈviːvɒ̃,French tablo vivɑ̃/
noun
  1. a silent and motionless group of people arranged to represent a scene or incident.

tableau, pump and tub

《永恆的日記──每一天的音樂》 (A Musical Book of Days: A Perpetual Diary)

Saint François d'Assise is an opera in three acts and eight scenes by French composer and librettist Olivier Messiaen, written from 1975 to 1983. It concerns Saint Francis of Assisi, the title character, and displays the composer's devout Catholicism. The world première took place in Paris on November 28, 1983.
其怪的是 牛津大學出版社的書 都說初演是12月 3 acts, 8 tableaux







Director Lone Scherfig does a fine job of painting a tableau of a conservative society as the residents struggle with the rumor of a male streaker in their midst.
Calabria Fountain This Italian-style fountain and tub features a hand-finished, weathered verdigris appearance. Water streams continuously into the oval tub from the authentic-looking hand pump. The tub is decorated with classic Latin designs.25"L x 17"W x 28TVerdigris in color  

valediction


  音節
val • e • dic • tion
発音
væ`lədíkʃən
valedictionの変化形
valedictions (複数形)
[名][C][U]((形式))告別, いとまごい;告別の辞(valedictory).





Definition of tub


noun

  • 1a wide, open, deep, typically round container with a flat bottom used for holding liquids, growing plants, etc.:hydrangeas in a patio tub
  • a small round plastic or cardboard container with a flat bottom in which food is bought or stored:a margarine tub
  • the contents of a tub or the amount it can contain:she ate a tub of yogurt
  • a washtub.
  • informal a bathtub.
  • Mining a container for conveying ore, coal, etc..
  • 2 informal an old, awkward, or run-down vessel.

verb (tubs, tubbed, tubbing)

[with object]
  • 1 (usually as adjective tubbed) plant in a tub:tubbed fruit trees
  • 2 dated wash or bathe (someone or something) in or as in a tub or bath.
  • [no object] British informal take a bath.


Derivatives


tubbable

adjective
( informal)

tubful

Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/

noun (plural tubfuls)

Origin:


Middle English: probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with Middle Low German and Middle Dutch tubbe

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