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  • n. Plural form of farceur.


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  • Bedford has surrounded himself with a game crew of farceurs, most notably the suave Santino Fontana as Algernon Moncrieff, a bon vivant who in this case meets the part's effervescent dictates.

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  • Yet "The Critic" is one of the best comedies ever written, a backstage farce that offers infinite opportunity to a resourceful director and a cast of virtuoso farceurs .

    Those Who Cannot Do…

  • But despite its sterling cast and a screenplay written by such experienced farceurs as Cusack ( "Grosse Pointe Blank"), Mark Leyner (the novel "Et Tu, Babe") and Jeremy Pikser ( "Bulworth"), the film is far more groan - than laugh-inducing.

    Larisa Alexandrovna: You Want Courage? Are You Willing to Support It?

  • "Blithe Spirit" is no exception, and Curt Columbus, Trinity Rep's artistic director, has put together a cast of enviably skilled farceurs, all but one of them drawn from the company's own resident ensemble, who get their laughs with unerring economy.

    The Importance of Not Being Earnest

  • Talented farceurs like Steve Buscemi and Bill Murray are somewhat wasted as clownish stooges for completely unfunny pop performers such as Joie Lee and Cinqué Lee, for the cornpone racist Buscemi character, and GZA and RZA-whoever they are-for the mirthlessly gullible Murray character (which is hardly typecasting).

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  • Pauline Réage, except as author of the present book and of the preface to another, seems not otherwise to exist: None of her admirers claims to have met her, she has not been seen in Parisian literary circles, and it has been said that she is actually a committee of literary farceurs, sworn to guard their separate identities, like the pseudonymous authors of a revolutionary manifesto.

    O Dear

  • This immense agglomeration, this monstrous over-production of the tribes of _farceurs_, _faiseurs_, and _phraseurs_ is a misfortune of the first magnitude -- a pest worse than that of the locusts which lay waste the land of Egypt, as here the substance of the people is devoured.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • Happily the country need never despair of salvation, even should the cabinet prospective of _farceurs_ fall to pieces, for there yet remain two species of a genus taking higher rank in the social system; species that really have a root, a name, and pretensions hereditary or legitimately acquired.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • This bubble-blowing has been, indeed, converted into something of a mine of industry of late years, most successfully _exploité_ by all the _chevaliers d'industrie_ of the race of _farceurs_ before referred to.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • He was quickly recognized as a funny fellow, true enough, but his actual stature was not even faintly apprehended, and even after "Huckleberry Finn" he was still bracketed with such laborious farceurs as Artemus Ward.

    A Book of Prefaces


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