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    series of one-night stands

    When I was 20, I got what every actor dreams of -- a permanent job! The A. B. Marcus show, La Vie Paree, was an extravaganza that had been touring the world for quarter of a century, and I joined the cast. We played the Orient for a couple of years and then returned to the States for a series of one-night stands. When we reached the New York area, I went home to see Pop.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted words, please?

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    Re: series of one-night stands

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    When I was 20, I got what every actor dreams of -- a permanent job! The A. B. Marcus show, La Vie Paree, was an extravaganza that had been touring the world for quarter of a century, and I joined the cast. We played the Orient for a couple of years and then returned to the States for a series of one-night stands. When we reached the New York area, I went home to see Pop.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted words, please?

    1) Extravaganza = an entertainment show of lavish proportions, with lots of characters, lots of costumes, many acts.
    Touring the world = a travelling show.
    A quarter of a century = 25 years.
    I joined the cast = this person became a part of the travelling show.

    2) Orient = the East (Asia). It's the opposite of the Occident, or the West (Europe/North & South America).

    3) Series of one-night stands = many appearances in different locations, lasting only one night at a time.

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    Re: series of one-night stands

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuda-Tulong View Post
    1) Extravaganza = an entertainment show of lavish proportions, with lots of characters, lots of costumes, many acts.
    Touring the world = a travelling show.
    A quarter of a century = 25 years.
    I joined the cast = this person became a part of the travelling show.

    2) Orient = the East (Asia). It's the opposite of the Occident, or the West (Europe/North & South America).

    3) Series of one-night stands = many appearances in different locations, lasting only one night at a time.
    Thank you.

    So, you mean (touring the world mean travelling around the world)

    Is it right?

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