from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Brazil north of São Paulo. It is a shipping and manufacturing center in a farming region. Population: 316,000.


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  • From this moment on, Franca is Fo's main collaborator behind the desk as well as on the stage.

    Dario Fo - Biography

  • Canada: Franca is invited to participate in the Festival

    Dario Fo - Biography

  • As often happens when Franca is on stage, several performances are cancelled because the theatre owners get cold feet following a bigoted press campaign.

    Dario Fo - Biography

  • Franca is Dario's main text collaborator and leading actress.

    Dario Fo - Biography

  • Miss Franca is also a noted choreographer who created new ballets for television on the B.B.C. and for the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet.

    Canada's Artistic Boom

  • With a rich heritage of performance and background, Miss Franca is now able to stage in the repertoire of the National Ballet the great classics like "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker" and "Les Sylphides".

    Canada's Artistic Boom

  • However, times must have changed because today Miss Celia Franca is to give us some good news about ` Canada's Artistic Boom '.

    Canada's Artistic Boom

  • (At this very moment, Franca is on stage in a theatre in Italy but will join me the day after tomorrow.

    Dario Fo - Nobel Lecture

  • Lingua Franca, from the Italian for “language of the Franks,” did not refer to Franks per se, nor to any language spoken by them.

    The English Is Coming!

  • He recalled Franca telling him how that mob put a rope around her neck and pulled her up to build a fire under her while she was strangling and her feet were kicking in the air.

    Soul of the Fire


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