Why did he continue the farce when he must realize she had him pegged?
Morphology becomes a farce when such assumptions are made.
When death comes, the farce is over (la farce est jouee), therefore let us take our pleasure while we can.
The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.
Malatesta could afford to laugh at this farce, but he nevertheless prepared in haste for a desperate defence (1462).
The Kyogen needs no elaborate description: it is a pure farce, never immodest or vulgar.
The trial of the twenty-one, which began before the Revolutionary Tribunal on the 24th of October, was a mere farce, the verdict a foregone conclusion.
The convention, was, however, captured by politicians who converted the whole affair into a farce by nominating Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, who represented almost anything rather than the object for which the convention had been called together.
After the protonotaries left the sketching of the minutes to the abbreviators, those de Farce majori, who ranked as prelates, were the most important officers of the apostolic chancery.
It was further thought that the occupation by Great Britain of the country beyond the Orange River had been a bubble and a farce, in which the Cape colonists were all interested; for that it was to them a great gaming table and out of the reach of the police....
The excellent farce, High Life below Stairs, appears to have been wrongly attributed to Garrick, and to be by James Townley.
Simnel, who was but a boy, was taken over to Ireland to perform his part, and the farce was wonderfully successful.
This tragical farce was soon at an end and its author a fugitive in the United States, whence he instigated bands of hooligans to make piratical attacks upon the Canadian frontier.
But the best of these old dramatic authors was a priest of Viborg, Justesen Ranch (1539-1607), who wrote Kong Salomons Hylding (" The Crowning of King Solomon ") (1585), Samsons Faengsel (" The Imprisonment of Samson "), which includes lyrical passages which have given it claims to be considered the first Danish opera, and a farce, Karrig Niding (" The Miserly Miscreant ").
Garrick's farce of The Lying Valet, in which he performed the part of Sharp, was at this time brought out with so much success that he ventured to send a copy to his brother.
Mr Bradley said, " It was a complete and utter farce.
This travesty was built upon a farce.
Actors wanted who can make a farce out of the police.
At their worst, even with venal examiners (and additional fees were often offered as a bribe), Rashdall regards these examinations (at the end of the 13th century) as probably " less of a farce than the pass examinations of Oxford and Cambridge almost within the memory of persons now living."
In 1832 a strolling company of actors visited Mere, and Barnes wrote a farce, The Honest Thief, which they produced, and a comedy which was played at Wincanton.
Transylvania since 1690 had been administered from Vienna, and though the farce of assembling a diet there was still kept up, even the promise of religious liberty, conceded to it on its surrender in 1687, was not kept.
A Federal general could retain his hold on the men after a reverse, but not after a farce: Burnside was replaced by General Joseph Hooker, who had a splendid reputation as a subordinate leader.
I'm ready to forgive you, but we're never going to put this in the past if you keep up this farce.
Obviously he wanted to continue his farce.
degeneraterialist world is rapidly degenerating into total farce!
He had an admirable gift of lucid, direct narrative, and an unfailing fund of incident, and of humour, sometimes bordering on farce.
Like the No th~ Joruri dealt always with sombie themes, and was supplemented by the Kabuki (farce).
The farce get more anarchic with every turn of the plot.
Posted by Ham on 3 April, 2006 at 3:59 PM The hosepipe ban in London is a bit of a farce.
colludeall seem to be colluding with the Government in an elaborate farce.
corking songs, fizzing one-liners and champagne-fuelled farce.
These party-political shenanigans arguably contribute as much to Italy's ongoing political farce as the blatant corruption at the top.
degenerated into near farce early in May.
descended into a bizarre farce due to the actions of a few people.
This farce brings the sport into total and utter disrepute.
farce of an election on 7 June.
The campaign became a farce from that point on.
Gogol, described as " the Russian Dickens ", wrote this monumental farce about human greed and folly in 1835.
We hope soon to have another farce from the same author.
The producer was the most unlikely man to do a comedy farce.
This tragic farce was alleviated by the administrative creativity of Lieutenant-Colonel Davidson.
With its charming final reunions evading any profound questions about the nature of identity, this Comedy was pure farce.
The cast, for all their virtues, unfortunately failed to extract the full humor of this classic farce.
His incommensurable and indescribable masterpiece of mingled humour, wisdom, satire, erudition, indecency, profundity, levity, imagination, realism, reflects the whole age in its mirror of hyperAristophanic farce.
The history of the modern drama begins with religious plays, followed at a later period by moralities, and thence, by an easy transition, by the farce.
What follows, in this Cannes Camera d'Or-winning gem, is an absurdly comic farce in the best Eastern European tradition.
Ginji does something really dumb and winds up in the middle of a madcap hospital farce.
farce of a game in 1974 against Leicester City having lost to Newcastle in the semi-final.
It can be played successfully for knockabout farce, sweet sentimentality or dark irony.
Although the degeneration of the Clinton administration into a bedroom farce will make the situation worse, it is not the fundamental cause.
Bo Derek's appearance in the popular sex farce shot her to instant stardom and status as a sex symbol.
We meant of course that Mr Nicolme is a detective in the police farce.
Having said that, the broadband rollout farce in the UK was enough to make people change their mind about going online.
rubber stampltation is a farce it's a foregone conclusion and is a rubber-stamping process rather than a consultation.
rumbustious farce proves MoliÃ¨re to be a master of the comedic genre.
However, the old school had a sufficiently large rump of pupils for the final assembly to become a farce!
The farce of the cream tarts began to have very much the air of a tragedy in disguise.
It was held unrighteous to invade another nation without a solemn embassy to warn their chiefs of the miseries to which they exposed themselves by refusing the submission demanded, and this again was followed by a declaration of war, but in Mexico this degenerated into a ceremonial farce, where tribute was claimed or an Aztec god was offered to be worshipped in order to pick a quarrel as a pretext for an invasion already planned to satisfy the soldiers with lands and plunder, and to meet the priests' incessant demands for more human sacrifices.
He died, it is said, on the 9th of April 1553, but actual history is quite silent save on the point that he was not alive in May of the next year, and the legends about his deathbed utterances - "La farce est jouee," "Je vais chercher un grand peut-titre," &c. - are altogether apocryphal.
Cardinal de Retzs red hat, or Madame de Longuevilles stool at the queens side; it was, as its name of Fronde indicates, a hateful farce, played by grown-up children, in several acts.
This consultation is a farce it 's a foregone conclusion and is a rubber-stamping process rather than a consultation.
This rumbustious farce proves MoliÃ¨re to be a master of the comedic genre.
However, the old school had a sufficiently large rump of pupils for the final assembly to become a farce !
The Spanish referendum was a travesty built upon a farce.
She also provided her voice talents for the film Farce of the Penguins and is a public speaker, discussing her meth addiction and recovery.
The costume originated in British burlesque shows, which combined classic French farce and sexually charged bedroom scenarios.
In addition, Randi's unsuspecting family members were rewarded with $100,000 each for biting their tongues and allowing the farce to unfold.
end the farce of half a dozen agencies all spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on problem families.
In a few hours they are to launch their provincial tour of " Nothing On, " a slapstick farce.
The IWF will not tolerate any infraction under any circumstances. As Dr. Ajan was speaking, the situation began to degenerate into utter farce.
knockabout farce, sweet sentimentality or dark irony.
High Society A giddy blend of corking songs, fizzing one-liners and champagne-fuelled farce.
On the one hand, they produce a theatrically enthralling combination of brilliant farce and deep pathos.
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