3664 examples of comedies in sentences

Nobody can think of those ponderous old Romans, whose comedies were all borrowed from Attica, whose poems were feeble echoes of the Greek, and whose architecture, art, and domestic culture were at best the work of foreign artists,nobody can think of them at sea without a quiet chuckle at the inevitable consequences of the first "reef-topsail breeze."

Plaute: Plautus, the Roman writer of comedies, who lived in the second century B.C. Scaeva Memor, a Roman poet and tragedian of the first century A.D., rescued from oblivion by this line.

Their use for this purpose by the ancient Greeks is apparent, because old men in the tragedies are called [Greek: diphtheriai], from the fact that they were clad in goat skins: and it is the custom also in our comedies to dress rustic characters in goat skins, like the youth in the Hypobolimaeus (the Counterfeit) of Caecilius, and the old man in the Heautontimorumenos (the Self Tormentor) of Terence.

Yet women pardon force, because they find The violence of love is still most kind: Just like the plots of well built comedies, Which then please most, when most they do surprise: But yet constraint love's noblest end destroys, Whose highest joy is in another's joys: Where passion rules, how weak does reason prove!

Voltaire issued yet another edition of Akakia, appended a somewhat unauthorised version of the President's letter, and added that if the dangerous and cruel man really persisted in his threat he would be received with a vigorous discharge from those instruments of intimate utility which figure so freely in the comedies of Molière.

His brilliant comedies, written in an easy prose, and free from all impurities of thought or expression, offer peculiarly attractive texts for our classes.

The plays chosen, le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, le Legs, and les Fausses Confidences are generally considered his best plays, and are fortunately free from dialect, which, in the mouths of certain characters of l'Épreuve and of la Mère confidente, charming as are these comedies, makes them undesirable for study in college or school.

It is the only one of Marivaux's comedies written in verse, which form of composition he adopted the better to test himself and to demonstrate his claim; but he took good care not to give to the public his comedy, "pour ne pas perdre en public," he said, "le pari qu'il

In this play the very qualities, destined later to procure for the author such splendid successes in his comedies, were either lacking or out of place.

Throughout his writings Marivaux showed himself heartily opposed to the loose ideas then prevalent upon the marriage relation, and, as though to emphasize his convictions in this matter, his comedies all end with "the triumph of love in marriage."

The prejudice of birth is attacked in the comedies les Fausses Confidences, le Préjugé vaincu, la Double Inconstance (acte III, scène IV), and in many a passage in other plays, le Dénoûment imprévu, l'Héritier de Village, etc., as well as in his novels and other writings, while the comedy l'Ile des Esclaves is a social satire on the abuses of the day.

Certainly, one does not weary of his delightful comedies, never long enough to tire, even were they less fascinating than they are, for they never exceed three acts, except in the case of the Serments indiscrets, which is in five.

His creative genius is seen, as nowhere else, in these brief comedies.

In what does the originality of the comedies of Marivaux consist?

The comedies of Marivaux rarely provoke more than a smile, and never bursts of merriment.

Comedies which have been lost, wholly or in part, cannot be classified; but the following list may be of value for reference: L'Amour et la Vérité (of which the prologue only has come down to us), la Commère, l'Heureuse Surprise (possibly the same as la Joie imprévue), l'Amante frivole, la Femme fidèle (fragments of which play have been printed by Larroumet

From this classification it will be seen that by no means all of Marivaux's comedies could be termed Surprises de l'amour, although some of his best come within that category.

The following comedies are about the only ones presented regularly at the Comédie- Française: le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, le Legs, les Fausses Confidences, and l'Épreuve; but this brief list by no means embraces all of his exquisite sketches of eighteenth century society.

The servants, as is usually the case in Marivaux's comedies, play an important rôle, and seek to further their own selfish interests.

I cannot pass over in silence la Mère confidente, which, as Sainte-Beuve claims, is of an "ordre à part" among his comedies, and in which "il a touché des cordes plus franches, plus sensibles et d'une nature meilleure."

It has been said by certain of his contemporaries that in all the characters of his comedies he has but embodied himself, that they all have "the imprint of the style précieux, for which he has been reproached with so much reason in his novels and in his comedies," and that all,"masters, valets, courtiers, peasants, lovers, mistresses, old men, and young men have the esprit of Marivaux."

It has been said by certain of his contemporaries that in all the characters of his comedies he has but embodied himself, that they all have "the imprint of the style précieux, for which he has been reproached with so much reason in his novels and in his comedies," and that all,"masters, valets, courtiers, peasants, lovers, mistresses, old men, and young men have the esprit of Marivaux."

In this particular the comedies of Marivaux recall the tragedies of Racine.

Brunetière goes so far as to claim that "the rôles of women in Marivaux's drama are almost the only women's rôles" in the whole repertory of French comedies.

At another time, having been present at the first performance of one of his comedies, and noticing the undissimulated yawns of the parterre, he confessed, upon leaving the theatre, that no one had been more bored than he.

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