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Travesty

 

a stage role. In the dramatic theater, the term refers to an actress who performs the roles of young boys and girls and of adolescents, as well as roles in which a woman is disguised in a man’s clothing. In opera, the term refers to a mezzo-soprano or contralto who performs the parts of young men.

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Thus, the audience is offered a travesty of history, as well as, a travesty of canonical figures such as Joyce, Lenin and Tzara whose historical significance is dwarfed and inverted within the play.
This is a travesty of justice of international proportions.
One of the major excuses given for allowing this travesty was that one of the tenants would be a paper de-inking and recycling plant.
When read against the backdrop of contemporary concerns over the uses and abuses of learning, particularly classical learning, and especially when applied to the education of women," he writes, "the scene presents a travesty of what happens when learning and what Sly calls 'household stuff' collide" (101).
The first discusses the relationship between the travesty and the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century acting editions of Othello and lists echoes of Shakespeare's play.
Benoit's poem, a travesty of the story told in Homer's Iliad, is an immense baroque tapestry of Greek lore and fable.
The secular and Catholic presses couldn't wait to barrage us with the numbers of Anglican priests and their families who would be leaving Anglicanism--estimated at 500 to 1,000-and turning to Roman Catholicism to escape the travesty befalling them.
If you want to say that I called it a travesty,'" Rust told SCIENCE NEWS, "why you can say that.
It is a travesty of justice, it is a travesty of fairness, it is travesty of common sense, it is a travesty of truth," he said.
Not to mention a travesty that's been attempted twice already - in 1971 and 1998, date fans - before being reversed due to public outcry JUST LIKE THIS.
I felt it was a travesty we didn't get anything out of that game," said McLeish.