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folly

noun absurdity, absurdness, act of folly, blooper, blunder, eccentricity, excessiveness, extravagance, foolery, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, gaffe, humor, indiscretion, ineptitude, insanity, lunacy, madness, mindlessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, oddity, oddness, senselessness, shallowness, strangeness, stupidity, thoughtlessness, triviality
See also: abortion, inexpedience, lunacy
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Follies screens at Theatr Colwyn on November 23 at 7pm.
Most follies have stood for centuries with very little maintenance.
The Follies is sponsored by the Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy.
The book traces this history of European follies from the Chateau d'Urfe, France, to the El Teatro, Malaga, from the Baroque and Rococo through Art Nouveau to the present day.
Hawkstone Park Follies - a fascinating 100-acre network of monuments, statues, towers, tunnels and bridges - became Britain's first theme park when it was opened 200 years ago.
But Doris Eaton Travis, 102, an original Ziegfeld Follies performer, has done just that.
Follies was, and is, in all regards riskier, grander, more mysterious.
Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, has written a wonderfully detailed hook about the progress of Follies from its prelegendary beginnings to opening night.
Historically, the vogue for English garden follies was huge and encompassed a bewildering diversity of architectural fashions from Baroque to Egyptian.
Often the pranks and follies are devised on a spur-of-the-moment basis, such as the recent "Lose the Blues" Day.
Citing the performers like Will Rodgers, Eddie Cantor and others who had performed at the former Ziegfeld Follies home, Eisner said he hoped the restoration shows "We are committed to and will continue that long line of successful ventures.