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Impersonation

Patroclus
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Prisoner of Zenda, The
Englishman impersonating his distant relative King Rudolf is crowned in his stead. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
Schicci, Gianni
dressed to resemble the dying testator in order to dictate a fraudulent will. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicci in Collier’s]
Tichborne case
claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy impersonated the missing heir; proved a perjuror and imprisoned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
Zeus
assumes the appearance of her husband Amphitryon in order to seduce Alcmene. [Fr. Drama: Moliere Amphitryon]
References in classic literature ?
It is an immense help in any little temporary impersonation.
The incessant strain involved in even the most deliberate impersonation is the most wearing thing I know; then how much more so when the impersonation is impromptu
One of them chanced to be thrown open at the moment, and a roguish face met his; a face lighted up by the loveliest pair of sparkling eyes that ever locksmith looked upon; the face of a pretty, laughing, girl; dimpled and fresh, and healthful--the very impersonation of good-humour and blooming beauty.
Even when, slightly thawing under the influence of sparkling champagne, she related to her son-in-law some passages of domestic interest concerning her papa, she infused into the narrative such Arctic suggestions of her having been an unappreciated blessing to mankind, since her papa's days, and also of that gentleman's having been a frosty impersonation of a frosty race, as struck cold to the very soles of the feet of the hearers.
au , Lauren O'Brien revealed that she started to do impersonations when she was a little kid.
You see, he's managed to combine his two passions in life in the one programme - impersonations and acting - it's not quite the usual nine-to-five toil.
These impersonations have also been reported to the police.
Washington, June 19 ( ANI ): The brain regions and interactions involved in impersonations and accents have been identified.
But none of that will put off the Britannia faithful, who took to the internet to sell 'Do the Wenger' T-shirts and organise a new round of impersonations for today.
Summary: Jon Culshaw has had to learn a whole new range of impersonations for his new sketch show.
The show features a kaleidoscope of original characters and impersonations in a wide collection of irreverent and hilarious skits that range from sardonic parody and social satire to Bollywood musicals.
Last but least, BBC1 had the World's Greatest Elvis: some men who look like EastEnder Barry doing shonky impersonations of the King, hosted by Vernon Kay's Catalogue, doing a shonky impersonation of a TV presenter.