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stoop to conquer

To adopt a role, position, attitude, behavior, undertaking, etc., that is seen as being beneath one's abilities or social position in order to achieve one's end. The wealthy congressman has to start taking advantage of more popular, mainstream entertainment platforms because the only way he can come back at this point is if he stoops to conquer.
See also: conquer, stoop
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I look back and think pre-Coronation Street, the five years that I had since drama school, it was always the reason that I got the gig," notes the RADA graduate, 37, whose theatre credits include Othello and She Stoops To Conquer.
The New Theatre in Philadelphia, later renamed the Chestnut Street Theatre, opens with a performance of She Stoops to Conquer that employs gas lighting, by many accounts the world's first theatre to have such a system.
It was such a huge passion and took up so much of my time," continues Barnsley-born Katherine, who's enjoyed success on the stage too, starring in the likes of She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre.
It was such a huge passion and took up so much of my time," continues Barnsleyborn Katherine, who's enjoyed success on the stage too, starring in the likes of She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre.
Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730-4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773).
Matt himself has stuck mainly to the stage, appearing in Birmingham in Hamlet, She Stoops To Conquer and The Importance of Being Ernest, although there have been minor TV roles too.
The 32-year-old actress, currently earning rave reviews in Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer at London's National Theatre, is also being wooed by Corrie executives.
30pm NT Live: She Stoops To Conquer (): Thu 7pm Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D (U):Sat/Sun 2pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A): Fri-Mon/Wed 5pm, 7.
Now Katherine, who is single, is concentrating on her stage role in She Stoops To Conquer at London's National Theatre.
Having worked on productions, including She Stoops To Conquer, A Kick Up The Eighties, with Robbie Coltrane, The Vagina Monologues and Scotch And Wry in Glasgow, she has returned to play Grace, the grandmother of the crippled child in A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the city's Citizens Theatre.
and the time when I was propositioned by a lady of the night when walking back home with a poster of She Stoops To Conquer tucked under my arm.
IN ACT 4 OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH'S She Stoops to Conquer (1773), Charles Marlow suddenly discovers the deception practiced on him when he learns that Liberty Hall, Mr.
Inset) Celyn, pictured in She Stoops to Conquer with Polly Hemmingway, relishes his TV work but says he would still like to return to his first love of classical theatre
If this singer has endured a consistent criticism, it's that she's mannered, that she mugs, that with her stage tics - arched eyebrows, bug eyes, swooning - she stoops to conquer.
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