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Pride in the British victory is certainly expressed, but where the Covent Garden play celebrates war as the means for securing lasting peace, the Drury Lane harlequinade insists upon the costs of war: we are shown Chelsea and Greenwich pensioners, representing the army's and navy's surviving casualties of war, and a "Waterloo Orphan," the object of all those sermons and fundraisers, who dances a "Military Hornpipe" outside the Waterloo Museum and is "relieved," presumably through charity (Scene 19).
Rissa currently alternates for Missy Macuja-Elizalde in the Harlequinade pas de duex piece in the "Heart 2 Heart: Balley & Ballads" show.
From the harlequinade the essential idea of flight and pursuit has been completely eliminated; and nothing remains but a pageant of aimless ruffianism .
The Russian dramatist Nicolai Yevreyin's brief one-act play Merry Death, quite often performed at the period, was subtitled a Harlequinade and deliberately based on elements of the commedia dell arte.
The circus was just as much an art form as the symphony now, prompting Cocteau's pamphlet Le coq et l'arlequin which saw the national symbol of France reaching an accommodation with harlequinade.
The pantomimes were typical of the period, with St George featuring an acrobatic harlequinade with Harlequin, Clown, Pierrot, Pantaloon and Columbine through a George Street market in Sydney.
His frenetic harlequinade expanding and contracting to uproarious effect, Paral projects no end to the clamor--just stress, briefer respite, more of life's yearning self-deception.
Harlequinade, melodrama, dance, song, and mime are elements that characterize these works, and Kirk treats them as strands branching into different opera types in the future.
Elizabeth Percy emerges from her dun chrysalis-cloak into a figured gown which swathes her slight form in a harlequinade of colour (Northumberland Collection).
Lest his reader wonder why he attaches "so much importance to the success or failure of any thing so insignificantly inconsequential as a harlequinade," Dibdin explains that when these pieces were presented at Christmas, they had "a very serious, and almost incalculable influence, on the proceeds of the remainder of the season.
The Follies is such fantasy, such harlequinade as the busy well-to-do New Yorker has been able to make of his life.
In England, certain elements of commedia dell'arte were naturalized in the harlequinade in pantomime and in the Punch-and-Judy show, a puppet play involving the commedia dell'arte character Punch, (.
When I first looked up and saw them, in their dour harlequinade, I thought of Chinese playing cards: a colorless queen and her bespectacled knave.
This fine suite offers another |national' movement, a gentle triple-time Espagniol, as well as a boisterous Harlequinade and a Bourree en trompette that is full of fanfares on strings and oboes.
I offer this harlequinade not as a "deconstructive" supplement to Rashkin's phantom work, but rather as a vulgar amendment to her apparent refusal to link uncovered evidence of male anxiety (cuckoldry) to further evidence of similar fears (emasculation), and perhaps as part of the programmatic attempt to uncouple her readings from conventional psychoanalytic idioms and their inherent masculinist assumptions.