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comedia  

      sf  
1      (Teat)   (=obra cómica)   comedy  
alta comedia      high comedy  
La divina comedia      The Divine Comedy  
   comedia de costumbres          comedy of manners  
  comedia de enredo   comedy of intrigue  
  Comedia del Arte   commedia dell'arte  
  comedia musical   musical  
  comedia negra   black comedy
2      (Teat)   (=obra dramática)   play  
una comedia en un acto      a one-act play  
  comedia de capa y espada   cloak-and-dagger play
3      (TV)  
  comedia de situación   situation comedy, sitcom *  
4    (=fingimiento)   play-acting  
¡déjate ya de tanta comedia!      stop your play-acting!  
hacer comedia      to play-act  
¡deja de hacer comedia y di la verdad!      stop play-acting o pretending and tell the truth!  
COMEDIA     
The Spanish comedias written by dramatists of the Golden Age, or Edad de Oro, were five-act plays performed in open-air theatres. They involved stock characters similar to those of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte: a beautiful lady, her suitor, servants and go-betweens. In these comedias, which were not always comical in nature, action and a moral theme took precedence over character. Cloak and dagger episodes were built around plots involving disguises and mistaken identity. They dealt primarily with affairs of the nobility, while peasants were there to provide comic relief or to enhance particular pastoral themes. One of the most prolific comedia writers was Lope de Vega, who wrote on religious, historical and social themes. Other major comedia writers were Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, from whose pen came the figure of the archetypal seducer, Don Juan, in El Burlador de Sevilla y Convidado de Piedra (1630).  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
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comedy of intrigue
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a cloak-and-dagger play
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novel of (local) customs and manners
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to be a creature of habit
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high comedy
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to play-act
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radio play
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The Divine Comedy
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old customs
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gypsy customs
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a one-act play
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the play is awful
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the customs of the time
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respectable person
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decent person
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they adopted the local customs
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usually
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usual
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as usual
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stop your play-acting!
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the customs of this province
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more than usual
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these are the usual formalities
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to take the usual steps
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these are customs which are foreign {o} alien to this country
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customs passed on without any external influence
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the Americans have introduced their customs to Europe
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stop play-acting {o} pretending and tell the truth!
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to get out of the habit
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'comedia de costumbres' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
comedia de costumbres
n.
la comedia de costumbres

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