Translation of farce in Spanish:

farce

farsa, n.

Pronunciation /fɑrs//fɑːs/

noun

  • 1

    Literature Theatre
    farsa feminine
    • Whether melodrama, farce, or even tragedy, it holds the attention.
    • It adds to the farce when they cannot quite make their costume changes fast enough.
    • Sometimes the tone shifts too awkwardly from drama to farce - or there is not enough space between the subtle and the broad.
    • Social dramas, folk farces, and satires also premiered during the nineteenth century.
    • It allowed us to play on the elements of tragedy, drama, comedy, farce, and it allowed us to explore many, many levels.
    • It has involved high drama, low comedy, farce, shameless over-acting and an out-of-control budget.
    • Modern farces are few and far between, that alone makes this one welcome.
    • He talks mostly about his role in transforming the screenplay from drama to farce.
    • Appearances belie reality and as the madness gains momentum, hilarity ensues in this classic comic farce of mistaken identities.
    • For that matter, why does a would-be bedroom farce also try to utter philosophic profundities?
    • Now, of course, this movie is an absurdist farce, the actor is a clown, and the scene is a joke.
    • His direction is tight, keeping a brisk pace and gaining the most out of broad farce and high drama.
    • The rest of her theatrical career was mainly spent as the lead in plays and farces, some of which were enormously successful.
    • It starts off as a slapstick farce, then tries to provide some commentary on the notion of marriage in this day and age before settling into portraying clichés.
    • The tone could change effortlessly and sensitively from farce to tragedy in the space of an episode.
    • On stage he has played character roles in farces, pantomime, comedies and serious drama.
    • There are elements of farce in this drama which makes it all the sadder.
    • His writings, which include more than thirty-five comedies, farces, adaptations, comic operas, and other light-hearted stage entertainments, were collected in 1798.
    • His own farces and burlesques have faded into obscurity, but this contributor to the ‘gaiety of nations' lies buried in Westminster abbey.
    • It is not a slapstick farce, it is a comedy of character and relies on the audience observing the detailed interplay between the singers.
    • Meanwhile, the story keeps unraveling like a farce staged at Indianapolis' Hilbert Circle Theater.
    • But these films - through drama, thriller and farce - move the most demonised figure of our times to centre-screen.
    • Even the natural born cynic will be won over by this board/bedroom farce.
    • Sandwiched in between are three foot-stomping farces that make you wish you didn't consume any liquids before the show.
    • His farce is built on a familiar idea: that of the well-meaning guest who spreads disruptive chaos.
    • The first production combines two one-act farces, which are to be performed at outdoor venues throughout the summer.
    • It is as much social satire as fairy story, as much comedy of manners as giddy farce.
    • Because they traffic in exaggeration, all farces are a bit disorienting - not as forbidding as a foreign language, more like a different dialect.
    • The series has always been a show about real life repeated as farce.
    • His early works included songs, piano sonatas, and choral pieces, but from 1826 to 1833 he wrote music for burlesques, farces, and melodramas.
    • It defies any genre classification, because it can go from insanely heavy drama to light farce in a heartbeat.
    • About eight hundred regulars could be counted on to attend each production, be it drama or farce.
    • George Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare have used farce to highlight patient vulnerability to unscrupulous physicians.
    • It is a comic farce set in a house of many perversions.
    • It toys with high-spirited farce but also vigorously satirises the way marriage is viewed entirely as monetary arrangement.
    • Only light comedy survived as a distinct genre akin to farce.
    • Had he written a book about relationships, it would be a total farce.
    • For a farce to be effective, it has to caricature some known human foibles.
    • Too much fun still derives from characters' gullibility or stupidity, but the young author is trying to lift himself from farce into comedy.
    • In the course of the evening, you get a thriller, a comedy, a drama, and a farce, which, together, add up to a feast of first-class theatre.
  • 2

    (fiasco)
    farsa feminine
    • Debates and votings in the assembly, in such cases, become no more than a farce, when every dissent can be purchased and silenced.
    • Let's hope the tough words from the White House mean that this tragic farce won't continue for much longer.
    • The deregulation of the electricity market this weekend was " an absolute farce ", independent power providers claim.
    • Bilingual education was a fraud and a farce from the outset.
    • The attempted reign of terror in the name of progressivism has turned into pure farce in some schools.
    • The detention and trial of the two workers has been a politically-motivated farce from start to finish.
    • The whole thing has become a tragic farce.
    • Players who made their sixes and sevens before the watering were not allowed to go back to try again, rendering the whole event a farce.
    • However, it is likely that, under these circumstances, the polling percentage will be very low and threaten to reduce the elections to a farce.
    • I took it as a cue to end the farce.
    • The whole episode has swung from farce to tragedy and back again.
    • The dear mayor and his cronies have not found the time or had any desire to end the farce.
    • We need to get more good referees like him, or the game is going to become a complete farce.
    • Instinctively they turned their back on the farce staged by the trade unions.
    • The doubts so unjustifiably afflicting such people turn the seminar from farce to tragedy.
    • Because the Government has chosen to reduce the election to a farce, and the Opposition has decided to raise barely a squeak, I have decided not to waste my vote in a pointless exercise.
    • It has made a mockery and a farce of the commencement date.
    • Last week the Chief Constable rightly pulled the plug on the political farce that the peace process has descended into.
    • By any objective standards, the case has been a farce from the start.
    • I told you this was going to be a total farce!