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scene

(sēn),
Continuous action in one place; exhibition of questionable behavior.
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Austin Switser's video images projected against a white backdrop sets the scene as artfully as anything this shape-shifting ensemble says or does.
Whatever you do, don't miss the first episode as it sets the scene for what follows.
Her thorough and informative introduction sets the scene, and the main text has been untangled to read straightforwardly: though some key passages are rendered in a manner that will surely raise scholarly eyebrows.
The image of a soprano shattering a crystal goblet with a prolonged high note sets the scene for Michael R.
Weinberg sets the scene by presenting a condensed history of the rise of the city, its demographic profile, its ethnic mix, and the tense relations between gentiles and Jews.