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Cavalcade (play)

For the 1933 film adaptation, see Cavalcade (1933 film).

Cavalcade is a play by Noël Coward with songs by Coward and others. It focuses on three decades in the life of the Marryots, a quintessential British family, and their servants, beginning in 1900 and ends on New Year's Eve in 1929 and is set against major historical events of the period, including the Relief of Mafeking; the death of Queen Victoria; the sinking of the Titanic; and World War I. The popular songs at the time of each event were interwoven into the score.

The play was premièred in London in 1931 at the large Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The spectacular production involved a huge cast and massive sets. The play was very successful and ran for almost a year. It took advantage of the large stage of the Drury Lane Theatre with its hydraulics and moving components to dramatise the events. The film adaptation in 1933 won an Academy Award for best picture, and the 1970s Television series Upstairs, Downstairs was based on the play.

Cavalcade (disambiguation)

Cavalcade may refer to:

  • Cavalcade, a horseback procession, parade, or mass trail ride
  • A huge parade
  • A huge procession
  • Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade, a Suzuki luxury touring motorcycle available from 1985 to 1988 in North America
  • Cavalcade (play), a play by Noël Coward
    • Cavalcade (1933 film), Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the play
  • Cavalcade (1960 film), Argentine film
  • Cavalcade (Catamenia album), a 2010 album by metal band Catamenia
  • Cavalcade (The Flatliners album), a 2010 album by The Flatliners
  • Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms, a 2006 album by Venetian Snares
  • Cavalcade (horse) (1931–1940), thoroughbred horse
  • Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, an animated series by Seth MacFarlane
  • Cavalcade (METRORail station), rapid transit station in Houston, Texas, United States

Cavalcade (horse)

Cavalcade (1931–1940) was an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. In a career which lasted from 1933 until 1936 he ran twenty-two times and won eight races. He was best known for his performances as a three-year-old in 1933 when his wins included the Kentucky Derby, the American Derby, and the Arlington Classic. His subsequent career was disappointing and he failed to make a significant impact in a brief stud career.

Cavalcade (Catamenia album)

Cavalcade is the ninth full-length album by the Finnish melodic black metal band Catamenia. It was released on February 26, 2010, via Massacre Records.

Cavalcade (1960 film)

'Cavalcade ' is a 1960 Argentine film directed by Albert Arliss and Richard von Schenk and starring Ruth Niehaus and Helmuth Schneider.

Cavalcade (The Flatliners album)

Cavalcade ( Fat Wreck Chords) is the third full-length studio album by The Flatliners. It was released on April 13, 2010. It features 12 songs, one of which (Filthy Habits) was previously released on their 7" EP Cynics. Following the same style as its predecessor, The Great Awake, the band continues to expand and mature with a punk rock sound as opposed to a ska punk sound shown in their debut album, Destroy to Create.

Cavalcade (METRORail station)

Cavalcade is a light rail station on the Red Line of METRORail in Houston, Texas, United States. it opened on December 21, 2013 as part of the Red Line extension.

Cavalcade (1933 film)

Cavalcade is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Frank Lloyd. The screenplay by Reginald Berkeley and Sonya Levien is based on the 1931 play of the same title by Noël Coward. The story presents a view of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 through New Year's Day 1933, from the point of view of well-to-do London residents Jane and Robert Marryot, their children, their close friends, and their servants. Several historical events affect the lives of the characters or serve as background for the film, including the Second Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and World War I.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Cavalcade

A cavalcade is a procession or parade on horseback, or a mass trail ride by a company of riders. The focus of a cavalcade is participation rather than display. Often, the participants do not wear costumes or ride in formation. Often, a cavalcade re-enacts an important historical event and follows a long distance trail. A cavalcade may also be a pilgrimage.

Many cavalcades involve ceremonial entries into and departures from towns and villages along the way. A small version of such a ceremonial entry is the "grand entry" that is traditional in many rodeos. Long-distance cavalcades may acquire more riders who join from populated places along its route.

The term cavalcade comes from the classical Latin word caballus, used to describe a strong work horse. This developed into the word caballicare, "to ride horseback," which in Italian became cavalcare. In Spanish the term for cavalcade is cabalgata.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

cavalcade

noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And then she walked to the cavalcade which would whisk her to her flight back to London.
▪ Double gates opened automatically and the cavalcade moved inside the perimeter.
▪ Our cavalcade sweeps into the Kremlin just before noon.
▪ The automatic barriers rose up and the cavalcade swept through to the Palace.
▪ The great cavalcade was on the move.
▪ The royal cavalcade entered London in early May and received a tumultuous welcome from its citizens.
▪ The tortuously narrow Lolo Trail, blocked by crags, trees and undergrowth, was quickly traversed by Joseph's uncomplaining cavalcade.
▪ Which was how we could get away from Vadinamia, unmolested by any of that cavalcade of criminals.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cavalcade

Cavalcade \Cav"al*cade`\, n. [F. cavalcade, fr. It. cavalcata, fr. cavalcare to go on horseback, fr. LL. caballicare, fr. L. caballus an inferior horse, Gr. ?. Cf. Cavalier, Cavalry.] A procession of persons on horseback; a formal, pompous march of horsemen by way of parade.

He brought back war-worn cavalcade to the city.
--Prescott.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

cavalcade

1590s, via Middle French cavalcade (15c.), from Italian cavalcata, from cavalcare "to ride on horseback," from Vulgar Latin *caballicare (also source of Spanish cabalgada, Portuguese cavalgata), from Latin caballus (see cavalier). Literally, "a procession on horseback;" in 20c. -cade came to be regarded as a suffix and taken to form motorcade (1913), etc.

Wiktionary

cavalcade

n. 1 A company of riders. 2 A parade. 3 A trail ride, usually more than one day long. vb. To move as part of a series or group, such as marchers in a parade or snow in an avalanche, especially in large numbers or in a chaotic or dangerous fashion

WordNet

cavalcade

n. a procession of people traveling on horseback

Usage examples of "cavalcade".

He directed the cavalcade of cars and large autobuses while birds chirped merrily in the trees on that sunny afternoon, but the birdsong was the only merriment as perfectly groomed men and women in muted mourning colors filed past him for the funeral of Madam C.

Leibowitz slipped the keys across the table and watched helplessly, as his comrade scooped the loose change and a few lire off the table, ran to the van, and pulled out into the long cavalcade of passing cars.

And along the flanks of this cavalcade ran grooms and huntsmen in green and leather, their jagged liripipes flung about their necks, leading the leashed hounds.

Round the high Char Minar sounds of gay cavalcades Blend with the music of cymbals and serenades.

Zev, Reigh Count, Gallant Fox, Twenty Grand, Cavalcade, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Shut Out, Count Fleet, Citation and Assault, to mention only a few.

Barney and the girl remounted and the little cavalcade moved forward through the ballium and the great gate into the court beyond.

They reached Malpais Springs at suppertime, and had not got past the town limits before their strange cavalcade started to attract a crowd.

The sword-bearer was to be provided with a gown of murrey, and a deputation from the civic guilds, to the number of 410 persons, clad in gowns of the same colour, was to join the cavalcade.

Notre-Dame dans la rumeur des cavalcades et les tocsins pareils aux battements de coeur du soleil.

And then the little cavalcade, Maria on Periwinkle, with Wrolf and Wiggins one on each side of her, trotted gaily out of the stableyard, through the garden and out through the unlocked door under the archway into the park.

At the stroke of three, joined by a tottering retirement-home group, they were exposed to a prideful description of the local soil, a glimpse of distant family-tended grape arbors, a cavalcade of pressers, casks, bungholes, bottling nozzles, corking devices: all of it suffered through so as to earn samples of sugary wine, served in paper cups.

His curiosity was excited, and, instead of regretting his extracted promise to join the cavalcade, he rejoiced that an opportunity was thus afforded him of perhaps solving a problem in the secret of which he now began to feel extremely interested.

And with another gracious smile, she rejoined the cavalcade, leaving Lord Roos behind.

Lord Caineron and Nusair joined the cavalcade as it passed Restormir, leaving Sheth Sharp-Tongue, their randon commander, to bring the troops after them.

No one was sure what it was they were seeing, this structureless thing of shouts and broken-up lines and noises, and cavalcades of intricate incomprehensible costumes.