But, as I was saying, Richard, or was about to say, my daughter has been allowed to rust; her aunt was a mere duenna
; hence, in parenthesis, Richard, her distrust of me; my nature and that of the duenna
are poles asunder - poles
That is true," said Maritornes; "and, faith, I relish hearing these things greatly too, for they are very pretty; especially when they describe some lady or another in the arms of her knight under the orange trees, and the duenna
who is keeping watch for them half dead with envy and fright; all this I say is as good as honey.
Here I am, till my duenna
finishes her business and fetches me.
No want of understrappers: my sister desires her love, and hopes to be admitted into the company, and will be happy to take the part of any old duenna
or tame confidante, that you may not like to do yourselves.
The other, of mature age, seemed to have the former one under her charge, and was cold, dry and yellow -- the true type of a duenna
or a devotee.
Accompanying Bira had been his older cousin, Prince Chulachakrabongse, his quieter, more restrained duenna
in the curious West.
The libretto was by Carlo Francesco Badini of Turin who openly acknowledged that he had based this on The Duenna
by Sheridan, to whom he dedicated it.
The trio of scheming women was completed by the accomplished comic actor-singer of Larisa Diadkova as The Duenna
Dashed off to hear two acts of Prokofieff's The Duenna
(57) at the Riga Opera.
10) Between the Jew Bill and Cumberland's comedy in 1794, there had been a host of rabidly anti-Jewish plays, including Richard Brinsley Sheridan's now forgotten ballad-opera The Duenna
During the early twenties, he describes the Saturday Evening Post as being "putrid with prosperity like the bulky, diamonded duenna
of a bawdy-house" ("Thoughts" 24).
The performances that responded to this event, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's opera The Duenna
and his play The School for Scandal, which ruled the British stage from 1777-79, underscore "the critique of British society required for imagining a post-American world" first voiced in the press during the Regatta, when things were falling apart in Britain's war with its American colonies (136).