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Word: prologue

Definition: introduction (to a poem or play)

Sentences Containing 'prologue'

"La Foire de Guibray" is actually a prologue to two other one act farces, "Arlequin Mahomet" and "Le Tombeau de Nostradamus".
"Saintia Shō" has been scheduled to start serialization in september 2013, its prologue will be featured in that month's issue of Akita Shoten's "Champion Red" magazine.
18 August 2009 - Rotterdam (Netherlands), 4.4 km (ITT) The course for the prologue time trial was a quick, flat trip through downtown Rotterdam, taking a lap around the city's Southern Park.
A prologue and one chapter has been released.
A prologue was added featuring a narrative by Jon English and a ballet introducing the earlier romance of Anna and Danilo.
A total of 225 sailors in 113 boats from 17 countries competed in seven Vintage Yachting Classes Prologue.
After finishing third in the opening prologue, Wiggins placed second behind Tony Martin () on the third stage time trial, held over the course that would later be used for the penultimate day time-trial of the Tour de France, to take the overall lead by over a minute from nearest challenger, 's Cadel Evans.
An MRI taken after the Romandie prologue, due to the Croatian suffering from severe shoulder pain, revealed that he had a cracked vertebra.
Big Boss will return in two games: ', a prologue set in a year after "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker"; and ', the main portion set another nine years later.
Boasson Hagen finished the opening prologue stage in second place, with only rider Taylor Phinney getting the better of him over the course.
But what must a philosopher think of those vain reasoners, who, instead of regarding the present scene of things as the sole object of their contemplation, so far reverse the whole course of nature, as to render this life merely a passage to something farther; a porch, which leads to a greater, and vastly different building; a prologue, which serves only to introduce the piece, and give it more grace and propriety?
Circa 1382–1389, Philippe de Mézières translated Petrarch's Latin text into French, adding a prologue which describes Griselda as an allegory of the Christian soul's unquestioning love for Jesus Christ. As far as Chaucer is concerned, critics think he used both Petrach's and de Mézières's texts, while managing to recapture Bocaccio's opaque irony.
Die Herzogin von Chicago ("The Duchess of Chicago") is an operetta in two acts, a prologue, and an epilogue.
Each issue also featured a one-page prologue detailing the Heretic's experiments on Earth during the 1930s and 1940s, which ended in an accident that resulted in the metahuman activity on the planet.
Each Prologue includes lectures, performances, film and a manifesto text and attempts to define what the curator sees as the four main facets of Altermodern
Each team was allowed eight riders, though sent only seven and had a rider who planned to start withdraw due to injury before the prologue, meaning 166 riders began the event.
He begins with a 14-line prologue in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet, spoken by a Chorus.
He finished second in the prologue time trial and assumed the race lead the next day on the first road race stage.
He held the jersey for a second day before losing it in the stage 3 time trial, a considerably longer course than the prologue.
Her poems include "The Prologue", "To My Dear and Loving Husband", and "Contemplations".
His own prologue for the text suggests that the entire speculation was sparked by his conversations with an unnamed scientist (referred to as a philosopher in the definitive edition of 1937), while his epigraph cites one of Friedrich Nietzsche's comments about the future extinction of rational beings, in which the German thinker identified a mythopoeic quality.
In 1809 he gained a medal in the life school, and exhibited three pictures - 'Boy at Breakfast,’ ‘Boys with a Bird's-nest’ and a ‘Portrait of Master Lee as he spoke the Prologue at the Haymarket Theatre.’ In 1811, Collins sold a picture entitled ‘The Young Fifer’, to the Marquis of Stafford for eighty guineas.
In the game's prologue sequence, Snake is given orders to infiltrate the fictional Soviet region of Tselinoyarsk and extract defecting Soviet scientist Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov.
In the prologue of the book, The Hassassin demanded a password from Leonardo Vetra to gain access into the Vetra's secret underground laboratory which contained a small, but nonetheless destructive, quantity of antimatter.
In the prologue, the Prince, as a child, is awakened by a nightmare of a swan.
It also includes an address to the reader signed by "Simplicity," a Prologue, and a list of "The Figures and Persons" in the masque.
Lucilia is the wife of the Roman philosopher Lucretius and is mentioned in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" in "The Wife of Bath's Prologue".
Monteverdi also composed the opera "L'Arianna" (to another libretto by Rinuccini) and the music for the prologue to Guarini's play "L'idropica" for the occasion.
Moreau debuted as a professional in 1995 with . He was a time trialist early in his career which brought him the victory in the Tour de l'Avenir prologue.
Neo-pro Sanz took the first win of his career at the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid in a short () road race held the same day as the prologue time trial. The young Spaniard came first in the field sprint.
Prior to "The Bonehunters", some fans disputed whether Jacuruku still existed or whether the entire continent had been removed from the world during events in the prologue to "Memories of Ice".
Prologue: Ben's arrival in the Philippines and reunion with Aunt Clara Part 1: The history of Clara's friendship with Ben's mother, Remedios; how Clara became wealthy, how she rescued Remedios from the Japanese, and how Remedios married Ben's father, Albert, and moved to the States.
Quick Step's Sylvain Chavanel picked up his second victory of the season in the prologue.
Rating the OVA an A-, Chris Beveridge of Mania Entertainment recommended it, praising the animation quality, and considered the plot "an extended prologue" to the events of the manga.
Sergent won the prologue time trial, with Rosseler and Bewley in second and third ten seconds off his pace.
Set 10 years after the original film, a prologue sets the scene as a couple unhappy in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, attempts to leave town; they are killed by the police chief.
Several weeks later, he won the prologue of the 2001 Tour de France and put on the maillot jaune.
The compilation album "Redefining the Prologue" was released on October 2006 to mark the label's 25th anniversary provides an overview of the label's output.
The new Academy Room was to be inaugurated at the occasion on 7 August with the delivery of a prologue recalling memories from St Omers but it had to be called off: Thomas Weld, benefactor of the estate to the Jesuits had held a dinner as a treat to the boys in the Top Refectory on 31 July.
The production was a modest success, and so upon the return to New York, Cornell and McClintic revised it and for the first time, the play was presented with almost all the scenes intact, including the Prologue.
The prologue stage of Red Bull Romaniacs is always staged along the main street of Sibiu before the action spills in the nearby rocky mountain sides and thick forests.
The remix version contains a prologue that has Eazy-E describing playing the track "Gangsta Gangsta" from his group's N.W.A. 1988 album, then announcing he will be playing his own song, which is in fact the rest of the song "Boyz-n-the-Hood", and the song continues.
The story, which revolves around Liara T'Soni, is set in the interim period between the prologue and main storyline of "Mass Effect 2", and is related to the downloadable content "Lair of the Shadow Broker" that was released for the game.
The team took a further two victories in August. Phinney earned the first win of his professional career in the prologue time trial at the Eneco Tour, finishing the course 7 seconds faster than Edvald Boasson Hagen in second place.
These two aspects represent the prologue and the epilogue of war.
They debated the issue publicly with the manager, Alain Bondue, and left. David Millar raised the team's profile by winning the prologue of the 2000 Tour de France, taking leadership of the team.
To represent the prologue to the war, the obverse of the monument (the side facing North Terrace) features a relief of the Spirit of Duty appearing as a vision before the youth of South Australia, represented in the work by a sculptural group consisting of a girl, a student and a farmer abandoning the "symbols of their craft".
Under its referencing system, which uses Roman numerals, II.ii.33 means act 2, scene 2, line 33, and a 0 in place of a scene number refers to the prologue to the act.
Writing in the Prologue about the Miller, the lines read: Stone and wood carvings of bagpipes of many different types began to appear in English cathedrals and churches beginning in the 14th century; examples of such carvings may be found in Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Herefordshire, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Manchester, Norfolk, and Shropshire.
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