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farce

noun absurdity, burlesque, comedy, dry humor, dry wit, humor, imitation, jest, joke, lampoon, mockery, nimble wit, nonsense, parody, pleasantry, pretense, quick wit, satire, slapstick, spoof, wit
Associated concepts: judgment a farce, travesty of justice, verdict a farce
See also: caricature, parody, travesty
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Ayckbourn's own short synopsis of Bedroom Farce describes it as: "A highly-strung couple wreak havoc in the bedrooms of three other couples during a single night.
Farce is all about slamming doors and people running back and forth," Zahora said.
But the biggest farce came midway through the second act when a very faint alarm was heard.
Although the method of starting at Cheltenham is not possible at Aintree, due to the layout of the track, there must be a mutually agreed method that stops the Grand National being portrayed worldwide as a farce.
Expressly written with the stage and classroom in mind, and now available in affordable paperback and eBook formats, Jody Enders's The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries aims to make a similar contribution to modern theater practice and performance studies by offering access to twelve of the most ingenious and spirited medieval farces to English-speaking scholars, students, playwrights, directors, actors, and spectators.
He said: My last farce was Tom, Dick And Harry at the Priory it was a sell out and we're hoping this year's offering will be the same.
Protagonist in the farce is none other than our president.
Grant said: "There was a farce about the decision and the referee.
BOYLSTON - Calliope Productions is cashing in on British farce with its production of "Cash on Delivery.
A PETITION to merge a Black Country borough with Birmingham has been branded a total farce after attacting just 43 supporters.
4) Of equal importance to Collette's career development were his less well-known performances in farces and other stage productions, including the creation of his own hallmark farce with the almost unpronounceable name, Cryptoconchoidsyphonostomata, which laid the foundation for his distinctive 'song and patter' one-man entertaining style.
Laughing Matters: Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France.