Pagliaccio

Pagliaccio

clown forced to be funny despite breaking heart. [Ital. Opera: Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Espy, 339]
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At the police cordon, Teo Citino, 52, owner of nearby restaurant Il Pagliaccio, loaded a picnic table with free pizza for the emergency services.
The third level is created by the performance of the commedia presented within the second act of the opera by the troupe in front of a fictional village audience, in other words the story of Pagliaccio, Arlechino, Colombina, and Taddeo, which ends abruptly with the murder of Nedda playing Colombina (Girardi 3).
I capelli gialli, il volto pesto di trucco, la borsa multicolore: sembrava un pagliaccio scordato da un circo" (p.
Rachel Pineda 2 0 5, Siena Mamayek 4 0 8, Dani Davis 0, Kelly Morgan 4 0 11, Jessica Larsen 1 1 3, Lisa Mendez 2 0 4, Casey Magrath 0, Haili Welton 1 0 3, Yasmeen Luna 0, Tess Nogueira 0, Isabel Pagliaccio 0, Jackie DeCristoforo 0, Amaia Gritsko 1 1 3, Sarah Rogers 0.
The firm said that it has hired Seth Rachlin and John Pagliaccio to head its Information & Analytics business unit.
Pagliaccio sings the aria at the end of the first act after learning of his wife's infidelity right before a performance of the Commedia dell 'arte.
Arlequin estaba ya en uso en el XVII, mientras que payaso es un neologismo de la segunda mitad del XVIII; procedente de Pagliaccio, un tipo que por su indumentaria se asemejaba a un saco de paja (paglia), lo encontramos en varios documentos exhumados por Varey: uno de finales de 1762 habla de "Payaso y Arlequino y otros 3 muchachos", y otro muy poco posterior de "hun pallaso chiquito" (61); alternan las formas payaso ("payaso de las pantomimas", 1772, 87; "payaso italiano", 1779, 112; "el payaso frances", 1782, 126; "la parte de payaso", 1785, 146; etc.
His great grin, though enhanced by rouge, has evidently been caused by two horrid slash-scars to the corners of his mouth, and his whiteface makeup is always cracking and peeling off, perhaps due to the dried remnants of tears, making him look like some self-hating Pagliaccio of crime, sweating backstage after the latest awful spectacular.
Lunch over, the locals gather for a parade and the ceremonial rogo della pagliaccio (torching of carnival 'clown'), which signals the end of the festivities.
Specific tactics for involvement in the legislative arena are well documented (Dear & Patti, 1981; Kleinkauf, 1989; Pagliaccio & Gummer, 1988).
adapted from the Italian playwright Fausto Martini's drama Ridi, Pagliaccio by David Belasco and Tom Cushing, opened at the Belasco Theatre in New York City.
the single source solution for insurance intelligence, today announced the hiring of Seth Rachlin and John Pagliaccio to lead Advisen's newly formed Information & Analytics business unit.