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Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, los angeles vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, los angeles dupe en prenant les characteristics de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre lifestyles Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé los angeles jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par probability, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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Mr Hough was one of the boxkeepers at Drury Lane who was listed in annual benefit bills from 5 June 1795 through 14 June 1800. Hough, Peter d. 1759, dancer, tumbler. The Mr Hough who danced a Servant in Harlequin Restored at Drury Lane on 7 October 1735 was very likely Peter Hough, who was active at Sadler's Wells the following decade. During the remainder of the 173536 season at Drury Lane Mr Hough was seen as the Constable in The Harlot's Progress, John Trot (probably the Servant) and Monsieur Roundall in Harlequin Restored, Monsieur Roundall again in Taste à la Mode (apparently a piece from Harlequin Restored), and in an entr'acte turn drawn from Taste à la Mode.

1794], harpsichordist. Doane's Musical Directory of 1794 listed Thomas Howard, of No 10, Church Street, Westminster, as a harpsichordist and a subscriber to the New Musical Fund. Howard, William d. 1785, violinist, singer. The William Howard who was elected a member of the Sublime Society of Beefsteaks on 28 December 1745 may have been the musician of that name who had replaced Valentine Snow in the King's Musick in 1749. The New Universal Magazine in November 1754 published a song, Wine, wine is alone the brisk Fountain, as sung by W.

Hubert's catalogue listed a mummy; a giant's thigh-bone, more than four feet in length, found in Syria; a haget, that sleeps for six months; it is a creature of the island of Mayonto in the lake Yondarro; the hornes of a dog of a land near China; the ribb of a Triton or Mereman, taken by Captain Finney on the shoutts of Brazil, 500 leagues from the Maine; the vein of the tongue of that whale, that was taken up at Greenwich a little before Cromwel's death; a manucodiata or bird of Paradise with feet, for it hath great feet, to shew that it perches on trees in a land as yet unknown, for they are never seen alive, but are always found dead in the Malacoo's Islands, by reason of a continual wind that bloweth six months one way and six months the other way, and because of their sharp head, little body, and great feathered tayle, they are blown up so high that they fall dead in another climate or country.

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