In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- It is not a slapstick farce, it is a comedy of character and relies on the audience observing the detailed interplay between the singers.
- It toys with high-spirited farce but also vigorously satirises the way marriage is viewed entirely as monetary arrangement.
- There are elements of farce in this drama which makes it all the sadder.
- The tone could change effortlessly and sensitively from farce to tragedy in the space of an episode.
- Sandwiched in between are three foot-stomping farces that make you wish you didn't consume any liquids before the show.
- For a farce to be effective, it has to caricature some known human foibles.
- But these films - through drama, thriller and farce - move the most demonised figure of our times to centre-screen.
- Too much fun still derives from characters' gullibility or stupidity, but the young author is trying to lift himself from farce into comedy.
- Only light comedy survived as a distinct genre akin to farce.
- Whether melodrama, farce, or even tragedy, it holds the attention.
- His farce is built on a familiar idea: that of the well-meaning guest who spreads disruptive chaos.
- His writings, which include more than thirty-five comedies, farces, adaptations, comic operas, and other light-hearted stage entertainments, were collected in 1798.
- Meanwhile, the story keeps unraveling like a farce staged at Indianapolis' Hilbert Circle Theater.
- His early works included songs, piano sonatas, and choral pieces, but from 1826 to 1833 he wrote music for burlesques, farces, and melodramas.
- George Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare have used farce to highlight patient vulnerability to unscrupulous physicians.
- The rest of her theatrical career was mainly spent as the lead in plays and farces, some of which were enormously successful.
- Social dramas, folk farces, and satires also premiered during the nineteenth century.
- 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.
- It allowed us to play on the elements of tragedy, drama, comedy, farce, and it allowed us to explore many, many levels.
- 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.
- The first production combines two one-act farces, which are to be performed at outdoor venues throughout the summer.
- On stage he has played character roles in farces, pantomime, comedies and serious drama.
- It is as much social satire as fairy story, as much comedy of manners as giddy farce.
- For that matter, why does a would-be bedroom farce also try to utter philosophic profundities?
- Appearances belie reality and as the madness gains momentum, hilarity ensues in this classic comic farce of mistaken identities.
- It is a comic farce set in a house of many perversions.
- 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.
- Because they traffic in exaggeration, all farces are a bit disorienting - not as forbidding as a foreign language, more like a different dialect.
- It defies any genre classification, because it can go from insanely heavy drama to light farce in a heartbeat.
- Even the natural born cynic will be won over by this board/bedroom farce.
- It has involved high drama, low comedy, farce, shameless over-acting and an out-of-control budget.
- His own farces and burlesques have faded into obscurity, but this contributor to the ‘gaiety of nations' lies buried in Westminster abbey.
- The series has always been a show about real life repeated as farce.
- Had he written a book about relationships, it would be a total farce.
- 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.
- About eight hundred regulars could be counted on to attend each production, be it drama or farce.
- 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.
- However, it is likely that, under these circumstances, the polling percentage will be very low and threaten to reduce the elections to a farce.
- Bilingual education was a fraud and a farce from the outset.
- The whole episode has swung from farce to tragedy and back again.
- Instinctively they turned their back on the farce staged by the trade unions.
- 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.
- It has made a mockery and a farce of the commencement date.
- The detention and trial of the two workers has been a politically-motivated farce from start to finish.
- The attempted reign of terror in the name of progressivism has turned into pure farce in some schools.
- The whole thing has become a tragic farce.
- The dear mayor and his cronies have not found the time or had any desire to end the farce.
- I took it as a cue to end the farce.
- 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.
- The doubts so unjustifiably afflicting such people turn the seminar from farce to tragedy.
- I told you this was going to be a total farce!
- By any objective standards, the case has been a farce from the start.
- Let's hope the tough words from the White House mean that this tragic farce won't continue for much longer.
- Debates and votings in the assembly, in such cases, become no more than a farce, when every dissent can be purchased and silenced.
- The deregulation of the electricity market this weekend was " an absolute farce ", independent power providers claim.
- Last week the Chief Constable rightly pulled the plug on the political farce that the peace process has descended into.
- We need to get more good referees like him, or the game is going to become a complete farce.
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