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To a roar of guitar and thunderclap of drums and bass, vocalist Stu Blackburn barrels onto stage wearing a grotesque, ogreish mask and launches forth into the incendiary Shark Eyed Man - Beware
The same fourteen-year-old boy I remembered singing the lead part in the Junior Choir's rendition of David and Goliath as the biblical hero who slays the ogreish Philistine warrior with a rock from his slingshot later murdered his sister, Anne Harper, on Thanksgiving morning, 1995.
Tournier makes it clear that his intent is for Abel's ogreish nature not to be simply metaphorical, but that his character "is indeed" this creature by incarnating its mythic traits:
The benevolent Shamalans have been betrayed and nearly wiped out, and Princess Sarintha has been captured by the brutal warlord of the ogreish Serpans.
The fact that the three represent different national airlines - American, Italian and German - gives free reign for national stereotyping, which is actually quite disconcerting in the case of the ogreish Lufthansa stewardess, Gretchen.
It's as if Rumplestiltskin had been bested by the Queen who secretly learned his true name, such was AD's ugly ogreish passion in his attacks on Fisk, Jimmy Carter and others".
Even Oscar winner Fonda's seeming zeal for the title role - an ogreish potential mother-in-law to Jennifer Lopez's innocent Charlie - adds few laughs to this romantic comedy.
At bottom was the Fairchild family, headed by George (Geoffrey Hinsliff), whose missus Agnes (Barbara Ewing) is the target for Bradley's lechery, mainly because Bradley's own wife, the gin-sodden Lady Patience (Caroline Blakiston), has confined herself to a wheelchair rather than share the marital couch with her ogreish mate.
Smith ably manages to offset Jim's ogreish behavior with a hapless pathos--as does McKinney, in a more caricatured role.
The inchoate figures of the late Rape of Lucretia (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), with its lumbering ogreish Tarquin and its Lucretia like a blonde bear, explain why Philip H started to refuse Titian's 'poesies' on the grounds that Titian was so old that his eyesight had failed.