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farce
used in 1776

4 uses
  • To Washington it had been an obligatory farce.
    p. 146.4
  • Boston having no theater, Faneuil Hall, sacred to Boston patriots as "the cradle of liberty," was converted on General Howe's wish into a "very elegant playhouse" for amateur productions of Shakespeare and original farces, with officers and favored Loyalists taking parts.
    p. 74.9
  • On the evening of January 8, uniformed officers and their ladies packed Faneuil Hall for what was expected to be the event of the season, a performance of a musical farce said also to have been written by Burgoyne.
    p. 75.0
  • It was Knowlton at Bunker Hill who, with Colonel John Stark, had famously held the rail fence in the face of the oncoming British lines, and Knowlton who, during the siege of Boston, had led the night attack on Charlestown that so upset the British officer's production of the Burgoyne farce The Blockade at Faneuil Hall.
    p. 217.7

There are no more uses of "farce" in 1776.

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