Alcandre

Alcandre

Polybus’ wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
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Sydney Diggs as Alcandre in <em>The Illusion - </em>Camp Hill High School
Alli evoca por primera vez la pieza de Pierre Corneille, en la cual un mago, Alcandre, finge recurrir a sus artes de ilusionista para mostrarle a un padre, Pridamante, la vida de su hijo, Clindor, convertido en el sirviente de un senor llamado Matamoro, antes de revelarle que las figuras de este drama no eran fantasmas convocados por el sino personajes de una obra de teatro que se interpreto ante los ojos del padre y en la que actuaba su hijo.
But from Alcandre, another Egyptian friend, Helen has received a luxuriously crafted silver basket and weaving implements (4.125-32).
While dining in a cafe in Paris, Jackson met Jules Alcandre, a Black Parisian member of the administration of the Colonial Government for eleven years.
The illusions themselves are sort of naive, but they become more and more complicated as Alcandre, the sorcerer, pulls out all the stops to make them believable.
He called Louis XIV 'Le Grand Alcandre', a reference to Corneille's comedy 'L'Illusion Comique', in which the old sorcerer, Alcandre, lives in a cave with his deaf and dumb servants.