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From the Ted Talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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So I'm going to show you what this actually means. This is the theater up close. Any portion around the theater actually can be opened discretely. The light _________ can be lifted separate to the acoustic enclosure, so you can do _______ with ______ as the backdrop. Portions can be opened, so you can now actually have motorcycles drive directly into the performance, or you can even just have an open-air performance, or for intermissions. The balconies all move to go between those configurations, but they also disappear. The proscenium line can also disappear. You can bring enormous _______ in, so in fact, the Dallas Theater _______ — their first show will be a play about Charles Lindbergh, and they'll want to bring in a real aircraft. And then it also provides them, in the off-season, the ability to actually rent out their _____ for entirely different things. This is it from a distance. Open up entire portions for different kinds of events. And at night. Again, ______ the light enclosure; keep the acoustic enclosure. This is a monster truck show.

Solution

  1. space
  2. beckett
  3. objects
  4. dallas
  5. remove
  6. company
  7. enclosure

Original Text

So I'm going to show you what this actually means. This is the theater up close. Any portion around the theater actually can be opened discretely. The light enclosure can be lifted separate to the acoustic enclosure, so you can do Beckett with Dallas as the backdrop. Portions can be opened, so you can now actually have motorcycles drive directly into the performance, or you can even just have an open-air performance, or for intermissions. The balconies all move to go between those configurations, but they also disappear. The proscenium line can also disappear. You can bring enormous objects in, so in fact, the Dallas Theater Company — their first show will be a play about Charles Lindbergh, and they'll want to bring in a real aircraft. And then it also provides them, in the off-season, the ability to actually rent out their space for entirely different things. This is it from a distance. Open up entire portions for different kinds of events. And at night. Again, remove the light enclosure; keep the acoustic enclosure. This is a monster truck show.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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square feet 2

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. acoustic
  3. aircraft
  4. backdrop
  5. balconies
  6. beckett
  7. bring
  8. charles
  9. close
  10. company
  11. configurations
  12. dallas
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  14. discretely
  15. distance
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  17. enclosure
  18. enormous
  19. entire
  20. events
  21. fact
  22. intermissions
  23. kinds
  24. lifted
  25. light
  26. lindbergh
  27. line
  28. means
  29. monster
  30. motorcycles
  31. move
  32. night
  33. objects
  34. open
  35. opened
  36. performance
  37. play
  38. portion
  39. portions
  40. proscenium
  41. real
  42. remove
  43. rent
  44. separate
  45. show
  46. space
  47. theater
  48. truck