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theatres de fortune

English translation: improvised stages / performance platforms

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French term or phrase:theatres de fortune
English translation:improvised stages / performance platforms
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13:33 Jun 24, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: theatres de fortune
deux chanteuses miment une sérénade et sont visiblement appréciées pendant que, tout autour de la place, les saltimbanques et leurs théâtres de fortune sont plutôt en mal de public
George Calia
Local time: 01:02
improvised stages
Explanation:
or "performance platforms". In essence, the two female singers attract visible approval, while the acrobats (or itinerant entertainers) and their improvised stages (or theaters [here, think of puppet theaters; booths, rather than grand edifices]) are rather the worse for want of an audience... HTH, HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 17:02
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Great answer. Very helpful! Thanks, George London.
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Summary of answers provided
naimprovised stagesHeathcliff
natemporary theatres
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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38 mins
temporary theatres


Explanation:
or (emergency) stage sets?

Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 02:02
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192
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4 hrs
improvised stages


Explanation:
or "performance platforms". In essence, the two female singers attract visible approval, while the acrobats (or itinerant entertainers) and their improvised stages (or theaters [here, think of puppet theaters; booths, rather than grand edifices]) are rather the worse for want of an audience... HTH, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 17:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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Great answer. Very helpful! Thanks, George London.
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