Grand Inquisitor

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director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)

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The Grand Inquisitor covers everything that's expected of a bass to be able to sing, from a low E to a high F, it's there, and it takes a lot of sustained legato lines.
Despite the paucity of detailed comparisons to Dostoevsky's style and methods--and none made by Greene himself--it is clear that, in The Power and the Glory', there is a strong and almost constant presence of Dostoevsky, especially of The Brothers Karamazov, and most particularly of "The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor.
A fruitful exchange of ideas followed and the celebrated actor - who is based in France - agreed to visit the university to perform The Grand Inquisitor and hold workshops with students.
According to reports, the PNP has "sacked" 10 cops for reviving Grand Inquisitor Torquemada's Inquisitions in Spain (1487-98) and applied the modern version to detainees in BiAaAaAeA~an's detention center.
The Grand Inquisitor chapter in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is a well-known influence on O'Brien's interrogation of Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Like King Philip in Don Carlos, Naphta--a fanatical advocate of the sixteenth-century Counter-Reformation--believes "the principle of freedom has outlived its usefulness" Like the Grand Inquisitor in Schiller's play, who believes the Church rather than the State has the right to execute its enemies, Naphta consistently asserts "the supremacy of the Church over the secular power.
As the story unfolds, the Grand Inquisitor, from the Inquisition, threatens the safety of Isabel's family.
It is an investigation into the place of the Grand Inquisitor in our collective imagination.
When the poet is nostalgic he evokes loving memories: "Mine was the generation that paid homage, / Gandhi and Tagore, saw in my mother / the stare of Dostoyevsky's Grand Inquisitor," but when he goes personal there is nothing but pain: "Someone in my room twenty years hence, / And something suddenly born shall nudge me / to convince my poem it should better stay dead.
Murray Abraham in The Merchant of Venice with Theatre for a New Audience; puppeteer Basil Twist's Petrushka; the musical Paris Commune from the Civilians; a Druid Theatre production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan from Ireland; an Abbey Theatre staging of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus; and two Boston premieres by Peter Brook, The Grand Inquisitor and Fragments.
But the Nazis were not alone: many scientists used Darwin's theory to justify compulsory sterilisation of the mentally handicapped, as was the case in Nazi Germany, where more than 400,000 people were sterilised, in some parts of the United States, and in Scandinavian countries where the practice continued into the 1970s My main complaint, Brian, about Dawkins is that he acts like a grand inquisitor, righteous and dogmatic.
Hunt appeared in the films Chloe's Prayer (2005) and The Grand Inquisitor (2008).
Thus, the Chicago Tribune suspects that the response, including that in the State of the Union speech by our Grand Inquisitor, may be "overblown.
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