Candide


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Candide

the hero and his relatives and friends stoically undergo an endless series of misfortunes. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

beset by inconceivable misfortunes, hero indifferently shrugs them off. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]

Candide

a wanderer in search of best of all possible worlds. [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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4) The Old Woman's ordeals have taken place in the past, as her narrative reveals; she does not undergo any especially severe suffering or humiliation during the course of Candide.
Rhondda-born actor Daniel Evans, who starred in West End musical Candide, opened the show with a song from Cabaret.
THE quotation "All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds" was not uttered by the philosopher Leibniz but is spoken by Dr Pangloss in Voltaire's Candide (Page 23, November 16).
AN ENTERTAINING concert of American music is on offer as the Leamington Symphonia Orchestra play a programme of popular classics including Bernstein's Overture Candide and Gershwin's An American in Paris at Holy Trinity Church, Beecham Avenue, Leamignton, tomorrow at 7.
I love the mayhem created by Keaton, a Candide in the midst of a maelstrom that he may not even know he started - everything whirling and whirling around him as he maneuvers through it.
The only other systematic guide aimed specifically at explaining Candide to English-speaking students is that by William Barber, which appeared as long ago as 1960 (Arnold Studies in French Literature, 5).
From one theater and the rights to Phantom, Drabinsky turned Livent into the mover and shaker that produced Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, Barrymore, and revivals of Show Boat and Candide, garnering eighteen Tony awards along the way.
Choutoumounou may be seen as a burlesque soap opera a la Candide in which all the routines involving twins are developed, but in the context of racism and colonialism, especially the bad twin substituting himself for his brother at critical moments.
It's the Candide tale," explains Lapine, who originally intended the play as a musical.
Among editions of the classics he illustrated are Candide (1928), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929), The Canterbury Tales (1930), Moby-Dick (1930), and Beowulf (1931).
Axion Solutions, a leading solution provider of enterprise software for the mid-market, announced today that it has named John Pepper as the company's national sales director and Candide Lopez as director of services.
The overture to Candide was rushed and relentless rather than sparkling and witty and a little easing back on the tempo in New York New York would have allowed the singers to articulate Comden and Green's smart lyrics more clearly.