Scaramouche


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Scaramouche:

see commedia dell'artecommedia dell'arte
, popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent. Characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte
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Scaramouche

talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]

Scaramouche

stock character in commedia dell’arte; boastful poltroon. [Ital. Drama: Brewer Dictionary, 967]
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For Ilusorio, her top 3 favorites included 'Fantaisie...,' 'Scaramouche' and 'Devil's Rag,' 'because I usually play very conservative, classical pieces, and those have jazz elements, so I can let go and feel like I'm not a classical musician.'
He plays Scaramouche, a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell'arte.
Areas devoid of figures are balanced by others in which things become a tumult; in some spots, figures climb atop one another, shaping mountains of seemingly frenzied efforts (and it is worth noting here, that Leda is decidedly larger than the male Harlequin and Scaramouche and that, at the highest physical point in the installation, it is she prevailing at the top).
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On Friday night, MiG Ayesa gave an absolutely sterling performance as Galileo the dreamer, whether during his solo turns or in harmony with Lauren Samuels (Scaramouche) whose vocals also did the job.
The window display at Scaramouche is dynamic in itself.
Sabatini was best known for his historical adventure epics Scaramouche, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk.
The Lovers of Yvonne was published in 1902, and its positive reception paved the way for Sabatini to become one of the most successful novelists of the 1920s and 1930s, penning, "in florid style and with an enormous vocabulary" as Knight puts it, such classics as the aforementioned Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution (1921), which launched his international career, Captain Blood: His Odyssey (1922), and Venetian Masque (1934), along with biographical works: The Life of Cesare Borgia (1911) and Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition (1913) as well as plays, articles, and translations.
But when it comes to performances it's ladies night with Amanda Coutts (Galileo's outspoken love interest Scaramouche), Jenny Douglas (Bohemian rebel Meat) and Ashley J Russell (Killer Queen) upstaging the boys.
Scaramouche's cramped storefront space at 53 Stanton Street is difficult to negotiate at the best of times, but Jonathan VanDyke's exhibition "The Hole in the Palm of Your Hand" made an easy passage even more challenging than usual.
FRENCH pianists Duo Scaramouche performed at the penultimate event of Bahrain's 18th International Music Festival last night at the Arts Centre, near the Bahrain National Museum in Manama.
Rebelling against authority are Galileo Figaro (Alex Gaumond) and Scaramouche (the excellent Sarah French-Ellis).