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2006-08-23 01:04:58

By Alexis Greene NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the summer of Meryl Streep, audiences have watched this extraordinary actress transform from stylish bitch ("The Devil Wears Prada") to blowsy radio singer ("A Prairie Home Companion"). Now, onstage in New York's Central Park, they can watch her wrestle fiercely, if not always successfully, with that demanding figure of both heroism and folly, the title character in Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children." Written in...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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