Spectacle Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Spectacle

  1. Aïda opera renowned for its scenic grandeur; sometimes played with on-stage elephants. [Ital. Opera: Verdi Aïda in Benét, 16]
  2. Barnum and Bailey circus “greatest show on earth,” famed for outstanding displays. [Am. Culture: Collier’s, V, 110]
  3. Birth of a Nation, The D. W. Griffith’s monumental Civil War film. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 51]
  4. Ziegfeld Follies elaborate New York musical entertainment (1907–1931) with gorgeous settings and dancers. [Am. Theater: NCE, 3045]
  5. Folies Bergère opulent musical show in Paris featuring dancers, rich costumes and scenery. [Fr. Theater: EB (1972 ed.), IX, 515]

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