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Definite Article is the title of British comedian Eddie Izzard's 1996 performance released on video and CD. The video/DVD and CD performances were both recorded on different nights at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England. Both recordings cover topics such as The Italian Job, Pavlov's dogs and European languages. Izzard released Glorious the next year in 1997. movie poster This work is copyrighted. ... movie poster This work is copyrighted. ... Edward John Izzard, better known as Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a British cross-dressing stand-up comedian and actor who describes himself as an executive transvestite. As a comedian, he has a style of rambling, surreal monologue. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London, England. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... The Italian Job is a British comedy caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. ... Ivan Pavlov Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: ) (September 14, 1849 – February 27, 1936) was a Russian physiologist, psychologist, and physician. ... It has been suggested that Languages of the European Union be merged into this article or section. ... Eddie Izzard performing live on Glorious. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


CD track listing

  1. Shaftesbury Theatre
  2. Thimbles & Animals
  3. Supermarkets
  4. Old Ladies
  5. Dog Food
  6. Squeezy Squeezy Things
  7. Shoplifting
  8. Best Laid Plans
  9. Suffering Fools
  10. Latin and French
  11. France Exchange Trip
  12. Being European
  13. Romans
  14. Hannibal
  15. Handshakes
  16. Being Cool
  17. Parrots
  18. Beachy Head Suicide
  19. James Bond
  20. Chemistry
  21. Einstein
  22. Pavlov's Cats
  23. Big Bang Salmon


At the beginning of the show (as seen on the DVD), Eddie arrives on stage through a huge book which opens to reveal him sitting at the top of a staircase. The backdrop then closes and from then on the background changes at various intervals with words from selected literature projected onto the pages of the huge book, with every word "the" replaced with "definite article". The chosen selections are:

  • A Marriage Proposal (a.k.a. The Proposal) - Anton Chekhov
  • Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll
  • Macbeth - Shakespeare
  • Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
  • Edward II - Christopher Marlowe

See also

Cover of the Sexie UK DVD release. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Circle is the name of a stand-up tour by the comedian Eddie Izzard. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Eddie Izzards performance of Dress To Kill is a continuation of the British comedians surrealist, ideas-based comedy. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... Eddie Izzard performing live on Glorious. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Unrepeatable is a comedic performance by British comedian Eddie Izzard, after his first show, Live at the Ambassadors. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Eddie Izzard made his stand up debut in Londons West End in 1993 at the Ambassadors Theatre. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

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The definite article is similar to the Spanish adjectives in that you change it according to the gender and how many.
For the most part, you will use the Spanish definite article whenever you use the word "the" in English.
The Spanish language uses their definite article with abstract nouns, titles of people such as a CEO or a president.
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The difference between the definite and indefinite articles is the difference between talking about a specific cookie, or any old cookie at all.
In English, the definite article is the word "the" regardless of whether the noun it introduces is singular or plural.
In Spanish, the definite article has 4 forms, depending on whether the noun is masculine, feminine, singular or plural.
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