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Scheherazade:

see Thousand and One NightsThousand and One Nights
or Arabian Nights,
series of anonymous stories in Arabic, considered as an entity to be among the classics of world literature. The cohesive plot device concerns the efforts of Scheherezade, or Sheherazade, to keep her husband, King Shahryar (or
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Scheherazade

escapes being put to death by telling stories for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
See: Cunning

Scheherazade

spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]

Scheherazade

forestalls her execution with 1,001 tales. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Individuals throughout the orchestra have much to offer but none less than professional guest leader Shula Oliver who played heart-stopping Scheherezade themes with exquisite conviction.
Scheherezade Alam's art, though she has practiced it with a fundamentally rational approach to method throughout her career, reveals itself to be infinitely sensitive and this is precisely where the greatness of her art lies.
Following Scheherezade, he now gives us Spanish Caprice, music from The Snow Maiden, Sadko and The Golden Cockerel, and some Overtures in excellent recorded sound and brilliant exciting performances.
Within Music of the Middle East it is suggested to have a Middle Eastern food day and to have students read and discuss classic stories such as "Aladdin," "Sinbad the Sailor" and other stories told by Scheherezade in A Thousand and One Nights.
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The programme will include Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade Tickets for both concerts can be bought at The Sage Gateshead box office on 0191 443 4661.
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Khilmi (Arabic for "gentle," "mild-mannered"), an aged Palestinian man who is an outcast in his own society, is a dreamer and storyteller who weaves fabulous tales in order to fend off the brutalities of life--whether from a humiliating social culture or from military occupation (Grossman 1990, 68-72).26 Like a male Scheherezade, Khilmi tells his stories as an act of survival, a defense against a murderous world where powerful people threaten without remorse.
Third was a 1990 recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade by the London Symphony Orchestra.