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a company of actors or other performers, esp one that travels
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also company), the group of performers in a theater. Different types of troupes present drama, opera, ballet, and musical-comedy performances.

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Shakespeare Troupe has been very successful thus far with "Romeo and Juliet" performances.
The troupe "Formosa Circus Art" (FOCA) will stage shows in Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia and in Chennai and New Delhi in India from June 25 to July 7, Deputy Foreign Minister Kelly Hsieh said at a press event to announce the tour, which is part of a ministry-founded cultural diplomacy project.
He said: 'The troupe is oiling its rehearsals and toiling day and night to stage the best performance during the festival and I am sure its effort will translate into victory at the festival and at other cultural events in the country.
The Inner Mongolia Ethnical Art Troupe has toured over 40 countries as a part of their culturalexchange program withother countries.
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Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem inaugurated the festival with the Saudi culture minister, while Egypt's ambassador to Saudi Arabia made sure to attend some of the concerts performed by the troupe.
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The visit by the Chinese troupe and the couple's attendance of the performance appears to be a move to consolidate ties between the states ahead of Pyongyang's summits with Seoul and Washington.
Pyongyang [North Korea], April 1 ( ANI ): Kim Jong-Un becomes the first North Korean leader to attend a performance by a South Korean troupe in Pyongyang.
The audience gave them a standing ovation, and many later approached the student actors asking how they, too, could join their troupe Azad Funkar.
The cultural troupe was led by Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Syed Jamal Shah.
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