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  • n. Plural form of vaudeville.


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  • Everyone could go back to watching vaudevilles and drinking moonshine.

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  • And she hummed scraps of vaudevilles, as though she had been alone, frolicsome refrains which her hoarse and guttural voice rendered lugubrious.

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  • The theatres open their doors and present vaudevilles; the curious laugh and chat a couple of paces distant from these streets filled with war.

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  • "We did political street vaudevilles; at 14 I played H.R. Haldeman," says Robbins.

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  • The practical jokes, in which the set indulged became so famous, that not a few vaudevilles have been founded upon them.

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  • If Florine succeeds, I shall be editor of a newspaper with a fixed salary of two hundred and fifty francs per month; I shall take the important plays and leave the vaudevilles to Vernou, and you can take my place and do the Boulevard theatres, and so get a foot in the stirrup.

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  • The first box was occupied by the head of a department, to whom du Bruel, maker of vaudevilles, owed a snug little sinecure in the Treasury.

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  • The result is a bunch of social comedies and vaudevilles, some romantic dramas in verse or in prose, all based on historical topics, most of their authors more famous as poets, novelists or even academics than playwrights.

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  • “Pshaw!” said the other, “a few vaudevilles, well enough in their way, written to oblige, a song now and again to suit some occasion, lines for music, no good without the music, and my long Epistle to a Sister of Bonaparte (ungrateful that he was), will not hand down my name to posterity.”

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  • She usually selected translated vaudevilles, with singing in them, and opportunities for disporting herself in male attire, in tights.

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