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  • noun Plural form of troupe.


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  • There will also be troupes from the Afrikaans, Scottish, French, Portuguese and Tamil communities, which will be showing off their traditions.

  • Those "troupes," those "families" -- he turned it all over in his mind -- yes, they judged talent by weight; the public wanted a lot for its money: well, why shouldn't he have a troupe?

    The Bill-Toppers

  • Some of the Witmark brothers got their start in blackface minstrel troupes.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The son of an immigrant mother who was raised in a “paddy camp” along the Erie Canal, Olcott ran away from home several times to join minstrel troupes and became one of the more celebrated blackface performers in the 1870s.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The troupes de la marine had their own wilderness tactics, adopted from the Indians.

    George Washington’s First War

  • It had its own army, troupes de la Marine, distinct from marines serving aboard ships and recruited and paid by the ministry.

    George Washington’s First War

  • In Seville, one of Latin America's perennially entertaining dance troupes, the Argentine Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro de San Martín, will be performing on consecutive nights Nov. 26-27 at the city's Teatro de la Maestranza, with a score featuring music by Astor Piazzolla.

    Packing in the Performances

  • Albert Watson Traditional troupes such as the Martha Graham Dance Company, which will bring 'Cave of the Heart' pictured here and other pieces to Lincoln Center in March, are working to keep the classics potent.

    Stepping Toward a More Modern Future

  • There was also a personal consideration: Jumonville had left behind some very capable older brothers, veterans of frontier service in the troupes de la marine.

    George Washington’s First War

  • That plea worked, and together with 36 officers, 72 troupes de la marine, and 146 militia, Beaujeu led 637 Indians stripped and painted for war.

    George Washington’s First War


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