In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And maybe, I too, was a little worried about the performance: an ultramodern and forward-looking interpretation of a tragicomedy about emotional desperation.
- She has crafted a consistently engaging tragicomedy of life in the big city.
- And he aims to complete this picture with a tragicomedy dealing with the relationship between two fiery best friends.
- This tragedy is transformed into a tragicomedy, and indeed, into a farce, by a mechanical device that belongs more to vaudeville than to a novel.
- The terms black comedy and tragicomedy imply a mix of the mordant and the humorous.
- Artistic features Measure for Measure has been perceived as an exceptionally complex and ‘dark’ comedy, or tragicomedy, mostly because of its peculiar structure and characterization.
- The play also captures something of Beckett's absurdist tragicomedy Waiting for Godot.
- It's like a romantic comedy written by Beckett - a romantic tragicomedy - in which romance dies not in some passionate combustion, but fizzles out into uncomfortable, aseptic banality.
- Unfortunately the formula that produces big laughs on screen is somewhat less amusing for the fans of this latter long-running tragicomedy.
- In this tragicomedy, lives and careers take place backward, starting with the corruption of success and winding up at an innocent high school graduation.
- But any significant new insights into that strange, perverse Jacobean tragicomedy contrived to pass me by.
- This odd-couple tragicomedy is so well acted by both men, so utterly involving, and so real.
- Of his three rousing tragicomedies, Juno and the Paycock is the most popular, The Shadow of a Gunman the most moving, and The Plow and the Stars the most accomplished.
- If the play were a comedy, or at least a tragicomedy, Edgar's victory over Edmund would have turned the tribulation to joy.
- John Dancer's tragicomedy Agrippa, King of Alba appeared in 1669.
- I hated those mindless, endless Indian tragicomedies, with their maudlin themes and their (no less than) fifteen song-and-dance numbers.
- That's because it is not a tragicomedy about being old, but about the grief of settling into middle age, specifically the middle age of a married working-class man.
- Okay, so your life hasn't been made into a movie yet, but some days it has all of the makings of a studio tragicomedy.
- Her chance came in this 15 th-century tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas about a madam at a brothel who agrees to help a nobleman seduce a young virgin.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.