Lancelot

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(Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table

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Guenevere urges her listeners to compare this imagined situation, in which one is asked to choose between two differently colored cloths without being offered any way to tell what their colors signify, to the impossible situation she faced in having to choose between her husband and Launcelot.
Chapters three, four and five delve into the Lady of Shalott's legend, drawing on Rossetti's engraving for Moxon's Tennyson, Launcelout and the Lady of Shalott (1856-1857), in which Launcelot again symbolizes masculine faults.
To get some idea of just how out of touch the generals were in understanding the shocking conditions they expected the men under their control to fight in at the Third Battle of Ypres, one cannot do better than to quote Lieutenant General Sir Launcelot Kiggell after he visted the battle areas for the first time.
Comic relief is provided by Ken Nwosu's Gratiano in flap-cap and fluorescent trainers and Tim Samuels' clown-faced Launcelot Gobbo, who flings banana skins into the auditorium.
The main catalysts for laughter are two characters usually barely noticed, Launcelot Gobbo, a servant who press-gangs two groundlings into becoming his ventriloquists' dummies and drunken, lecherous Gratiano.
To counteract this decline, Caxton prescribed reading romances of Launcelot and of Gawain--romances that offered ethical instruction.
Kemp was replaced by Robert Armin, who established himself as a fool, not only in his own 1600 text, Foole Upon Foole, but also in the subtle shift of the clown's personae in Shakespeare's seventeenth-century plays from country simpletons such as Dogberry and Launcelot Gobbo to the more acerbic and urbane Lavatch, or Lear's unnamed Fool.
Launcelot Gobbo, whom the fiend tempts to "use your legs, take the start, run away"; (7)
Gasps of excitement ripple across the classroom, as the children at Launcelot school in south London try to work out the string of commands that Joe used to create their own virtual battles.
On the other hand, beyond the fact that Kemp took many roles, one cannot deny the close resemblance of the characters of Launce and Launcelot, respectively in Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merchant of Venice, which, in addition to the affinity of their names, share biographical characteristics, such as their country origins (the rustic reality of the Veneto), as well as those relating to their acting, such as their frequent use of monologues and their obvious theatricality.
Kinds of resemblances may be direct allusions, like those that abound in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy (1759-67); or loose narratological frameworks containing themes similar to those of Cervantes's novel, as in Nabokov's Lolita (1955) or Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851); or the comic arrangement of certain kinds of knights and Sancho-like squires or footmen, as in Tobias Smollett's Launcelot Greaves (1762).
Lars Engle suggests that these lines may be intended to resonate with the unnamed "Moor" in Portia's household whom Launcelot Gobbo is accused of impregnating: "Black servants in aristocratic Christian households in the Renaissance were often slaves.
Judge Launcelot Henderson said Barclays' decision was unfair, and said the reasons behind the bank's move to end links with Dahabshill "need to be fully examined".
Launcelot would leave the stage through the opposite stage door, which has been open throughout.
David Personne is another standout as Launcelot Gobbo, a servant of Shylock's who loves being a trickster, especially to his "sand blind" father, Old Gobbo, played with vaudeville brio by Bill Taylor.