Scheherazade


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Scheherazade:

see Thousand and One NightsThousand and One Nights
or Arabian Nights,
series of anonymous stories in Arabic, considered as an entity to be among the classics of world literature. The cohesive plot device concerns the efforts of Scheherezade, or Sheherazade, to keep her husband, King Shahryar (or
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Scheherazade

escapes being put to death by telling stories for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
See: Cunning

Scheherazade

spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]

Scheherazade

forestalls her execution with 1,001 tales. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
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LAUGHS: Faye Tozer as Scheherazade and Clive Webb as Mr Twankey; STAR TURNS: Ray Tizzard as the Great Wally of China and Kathrym Rooney as Jasmine; HERO: Danny Adams as Aladdin and, right, Craig Conway
In an attempt to revive his patient, Khaleel, like a modern-day Scheherazade, begins telling Yunis the stories of their people's exile in Lebanon: their flight from Galilee in 1948; the violence of the 1950s; the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila camps in 1982.
As part of the many events connected to the exhibition, Calvin College will present Scheherazade and the world-premiere Petra Ballet from July 21-23 in the Calvin Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
The concert, which opened with an admirably bouncy and buoyant performance of the Festival Overture by Shostakovich, concluded with a warm, robust and eloquent account of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, with the swell of a boisterous sea wonderfully evoked in the lavish orchestration.
THE opening concert in this season's International Series at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno, on Sunday features the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet overture, Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade and Russian Easter Overture.
10 TERRY ANDREWS, THE STORY OF HAROLD (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974) A friend lent me this book, and it's a revelation: a novel that recasts Scheherazade as an envenomed children's author who flings himself from fuck to fuck all the while beguiling us with anecdotes on the way to his impending suicide.
King's acclaimed Scheherazade, commissioned by the Monaco Dance Forum to celebrate the Ballets Russes centenary in 2009, comes to the Joyce May 8-13.
The dancers tell the story of Scheherazade in the program; you're welcome to bring lunch.
B ALLET Ireland will present Scheherazade and 1001 Arabian Nights during a performance in Wales next month.
That's why she's metaphorically killing Scheherazade.
The performer is also starring as Scheherazade in Aladdin at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this Christmas, showing her versatility.