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bouffée

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Further success for Odell followed in opera bouffe at the Standard and Lyceum where he played a travestie role as the "boisterous and grotesque" Martha to Emily Soldene's Marguerite in H.
I finally felt I must butt in, and got a laugh from a burnished lady near me with a good book title--Les Paras de la bouffe (The Food Paratroopers).
The problem is that whenever a gnu chances to materialize in a palindrome (which they do with depressing frequency), the whole thing at once degenerates into opera bouffe.
Their protracted negotiations with Barnett would be considered opera bouffe had they not led to such deadly results.
Atkinson, who basically does an opera bouffe variation on his Mr.
Los restantes 4,999,999 fueron fotocopiados en papier bouffe y engrapados con dientes de pirana.
The high drama that ensued featured a whiff of palace intrigue with a touch of opera bouffe.
Perhaps a new generation of writers of city stories, film scripts and opera bouffe may yet find inspiration in these many pages.
Unlike Cuba, Americans know next to nothing about Korea, and oscillate politically between a right that enjoys linking Pyongyang, Havana and Harvard in the same breath and a left deeply embarrassed by any hint that Kim Jong Il's opera bouffe has anything to do with their agenda.
But Weintraub's eccentric emphases can yield substantial bonuses: It is excellent to be reminded of Auden's view in his 1942 piece, "The Fabian Figaro," that Shaw is the Rossini of English drama, who "has all the brio, the humor, the tunes, the clarity, and the virtuosity of that great master of Opera Bouffe.
An impossible mourning, writes Lebensztejn, "se resuce et s'etrangle dans cette chair--sa propre chair--qu'elle bouffe, s'etouffe dans son propre sang" (297-98).
He also produced one of the first successful plays of the Soviet era, Misteriya buff ( Mystery - Bouffe, 1918), a political satire in verse, predicting the downfall of capitalism.