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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.
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a Still Life is the latest in a series of coproductions between Mappa Mundi and Theatr Mwldan, which have also included The Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dangerous Liaisons, She Stoops To Conquer, Canterbury Tales, Moll Flanders and The Importance of Being Earnest.
BSC has staged more than 70 shows at the Old Rep including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, She Stoops to Conquer and The Crucible.
PERIOD comedy She Stoops to Conquer was first performed more than 240 years ago, but it continues to be one of the best-known English plays.
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).
She Stoops To Conquer, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff ?
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.
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (12A LIVE) National Theatre Live, Cineworld Broad St, Thursday 7pm.
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.
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
First performed in 1773, the marvellous humour and humanity of Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER has stood the test of time.