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The usual pursuit, full of trick work and slapstick, ensues, until the harlequinade, after a series of Waterloo scenes, ends when Fancy liberates the lovers from Satire's cave, the site of the dark scene; dismissing the various animal actors, she ushers in a celebration of Shakespeare and traditional dramatic genius.
In light of Schlegel's references to the Italian buffo, it is also worth recalling that John Scott had condemned Blackwood's for "assum[ing] the externals of harlequinade and buffoonery.
Sudden, dream-like metamorphosis was the rule not only for the characters and props of pantomime in general, but for the scenes of the harlequinade in particular.
Like Punch and Judy, Harlequinade and the French tradition of mime, its origins can be traced back to the 16th- and 17th-century Italian improvised comic drama called the commedia dell'arte.
In asserting their position as the sole legitimate theatre in Nottingham, and therefore the home of pantomime in the Christmas season, the Theatre Royal management worded their advertisements to emphasise the traditions of the genre: the transformation scene, the harlequinade cast, and the Grand Ballet.
THRILLERS are formulaic by nature - we have to have a good(ish) protagonist, a bad(ish) nemesis, a harlequinade of supporting characters possessing elements of both good and bad, a dash of violence, a drizzle of sex, a gripping denouement and little or no need for moral sermonising.
Harlequinade, Lion, Shotgun and Thunderbolt have established themselves across radio stations and the rest of the album is nothing but short of perfection.
Jeff Cox explores, for instance, the paratexts-theater reviews, toy theaters, music, theatrical venues-that are crucial to our efforts to comprehend the almost limitless contours and cultural significance of harlequinade on stage.
Then Matatu, as the Good Spirit, directs the transformation of the principals into the Harlequinade characters:
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.
Elizabeth Percy emerges from her dun chrysalis-cloak into a figured gown which swathes her slight form in a harlequinade of colour (Northumberland Collection).
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.
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.
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.
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.