quick-change artist


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quick-change artist

n
(Theatre) an actor or entertainer who undertakes several rapid changes of costume during his or her performance
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A waterproof, robust luggage quick-change artist, it quickly converts from a 10cm deep briefcase to a 25cm, 48-litre suitcase or backpack with two zipped main compartments for clothes and other travel gear, plus a soft-lined pocket for a 15in laptop.
"There's another species of Mesodinium, called Mesodinium chamaeleon, that is a quick-change artist," she said.
For Hyland, the popularity of disguise was associated with theatrical pleasures: the 'simple fun' of watching the quick-change artist; the marvelling at the virtuoso player and his multiple disguises; the satisfactions of identification, complicity, and suspense; and the transgressive delights of crossing the boundaries of class or gender or morality.
A number of the contributors--notably Katherine Mullin, Maria DiBattista, Philip Secker, Marco Camerani and Cleo Hanaway--are especially drawn to the 'Circe' episode of Ulysses, showing how much the phantasmagoria of Nighttown owes to film-makers such as the illusionist George Melies, the quick-change artist Leopoldo Fregoli, and the clown Andre Deed (known in Italy as Cretinetti).
Thank you for the amazing profile of Diane Paulus and coverage of the American Repertory Theater ("The Quick-Change Artist," July/Aug.
Quick-change artist Graham Martin also deserves a mention for his slick characterisations - one minute a gown-wearing toff, the next a rough-and-ready Scouser.
Willie Mullins finds a turn of foot in the Le Mans start to the handicap chase at Naas last Sunday as quick-change artist Ruby Walsh rushes to jump aboard Polmar
Its first managing director was Signor Rino Pepi, an Italian who was originally a quick-change artist and impersonator whose love of theatre took him into a management career.
On the street, the 825 kg quick-change artist known as Splash accelerates to 100 kph in 5.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 200 kph.
And while M77's inferred identity as a quick-change artist doesn't surprise John Kormendy (University of Texas, Austin), he doubts that M77's "ratty" inner spiral can shed much light on the longevity of simple but bold spirals seen in prominently barred galaxies like NGC 1300 (January issue, page 32) and in closely interacting ones like M51, the Whirlpool.
There are stunning illusions by renowned artist Kim Kenneth, the jaw-dropping quick-change artist Dio Monastyrsky and a beautiful sky ballet performed by Leanne, one of two British acts in the show.
He was a quick-change artist who could, in the blink of an eye, switch between abandoning himself to a fantasy and sending up his own abandon.