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Definition of the noun afterpiece

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noun - plural: afterpieces

  1. a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: piece = an artistic or literary composition
    • more specific word: exode = a farcical afterpiece in the ancient Roman theater

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Google previewThe Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002)

by Nicholas Everett, William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird

The olio with star specialties still begins the second part of the show, but replacing the afterpiece is a musical extravaganza, '30 Minutes Around the Operas', in which the whole cast performs well-known excerpts from popular operas and ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: American Music: A Panorama, Concise Edition by Lorenzo Candelaria, ISBN 9780495128397 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Afterpiece An afterpiece is a short, usually humorous oneact playlet or musical work followingthe main attraction,the fulllength play, and concludingthe theatrical evening.This short comedy, farce, opera orpantomime wasa popular theatrical ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Living Theatre : A History by Edwin Wilson, ISBN 9780073514123 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Afterpiece: An afterpiece is a short,usually humorous oneactplaylet or musical work following the main attraction, the fulllength play, and concluding the theatrical evening. This short comedy, farce, opera or pantomime was a popular theatrical ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: History of the Theatre by Oscar G. Brockett, ISBN 9780205511860 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Afterpiece: An afterpiece is a short, usually humorous oneact playlet or musical work following the main attraction, the fulllength play,andconcluding the theatrical evening.This short comedy, farce,opera orpantomime was apopular theatrical ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Dramatic Review (1823)

by John William Cole

The afterpiece is the veriest stuff that ever a rational person was gulled with ; from ' beginning to end it is full of the grossest absurdities and the most stupid nonsense. We cannot, indeed, find words in our vocabulary strong enough to express ...

Google previewThe American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review (1817)

The afterpiece is a laughable farce. Mr. Hogsfiesh, who endeavours to sink the name ...

Google previewThe Spectator (1835)

The afterpiece is a story of " deep domestic interest," — the characteristics of Adelphi pieces might be stereotyped, so much do they assimilate, ...

Google previewThe Musical world (1851)

Some of the music is, however, omitted, and perhaps judiciously, since the entire work would have been too long for a theatre like the Princess's, where an afterpiece is an essential feature in the entertainment. The cast of the opera includes ...

Google previewThe Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre (2013)

by Jonathan Law

afterpiece A brief play, often a farce, offered as comic relief after a full-length tragedy in the 18th-century British theatre. Those who wished to see only the afterpiece were usually charged half-price. It tended to appeal to ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Musical Theater (2010)

Opera, Operetta, Musical Comedy by Robert Blumenfeld

a comic afterpiece pasticcio that incorporates Scots and Irish folk music; one of its tunes was used for “Auld Lang Syne,” the poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796). Shostakovich, Dmitry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Humor Studies (2014)

by Salvatore Attardo

The plantation scene was later replaced with a farce or burlesque afterpiece that consisted of blacked-up versions of popular plays and operas. Use of the afterpiece in legitimate theaters declined around the time of the Civil War, but it ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

afterpiece. (af. ter-. pes), n. Ashortdra- matic entertainment performed after the principal play. after-rake ( af ' ter - rak), n. [< after + rake] Xaut., that part cf the hull of a vessel which overhangs the after end of the keel. aftershaft (after- shaft), n.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

afterpiece Supplementary entertainment offered after a full- length play in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Theater (2015)

Beginnings by James Fisher

Joseph Stirling Coyne's One Thousand Spirited Milliners Wanted for the Gold Diggings in Australia first opened in London in October 1852 at the Royal Olympic Theatre as a one-act afterpiece. Americanized with a shortened title, it opened at ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Afterpiece, aft′ėrpēs, n. a farce or other minor piece performed after a play. Aftersupper,aft′ėrsuppėr,n. thetime ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1P3I1E1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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